Roses appear in numerous different varieties with different colors and forms and in fact it is difficult for me to tell which is my favorite among all the beauties.
White Roses are associated with new beginnings and are indicative of purity, innocence, and spirituality.
Pink Roses convey elegance, grace, sweetness, and gentle emotions.
Red Roses symbolize deep emotions, deep love.
These photos were taken at Amagasaki Agricultural Park in the middle of May last year. Amagasaki city is an industrial city, a major part of the Hanshin Industrial Region. Factories of heavy industries are located along the sea coast, while mountain side has a different atmosphere as academic, residential, and small-sized agricultural area.
Amagasaki Agricultural Park is an oasis for the local people where they spend leisurely, appreciating flowers, playing with pets, having lunch, doing some hobbies on the grass, or taking photos.
There is a path leading up to the road on the bank of the Inagawa River (猪名川) from one corner of the park.
The park is open 24 hours and is admission free. (Homepage in Japanese, here)
I've had a fortune to live with a newborn baby and his mother. Daughters customarily stay with their parents about a month after her baby is born. Not being alone without any assist while her husband is for work, the new mother feels safer and more secure when she’s with her family. I’ve enjoyed watching the baby boy growing little by little, and assisting my daughter who gently, affectionately, and patiently mothers him including incessant breast-feeding and diaper changing. The baby is my daughter’s world, and ours as well.