I photographed roses in Balboa Park Rose garden as an Easter present to myself. An artist date as the great Julia Cameron would put it (The Artist’s Way). Lovely man trimming roses gave me two wonderful blooms, and this is one. Apologies to my friend Pat Kelly who is deep into portraying the soul of the rose, but it looked like so much fun! They do burst with color and translucentness. I believe I will paint another one.