joy and affection

Who knew that’s what’s still blooming in my back yard? I looked up the meaning of pink roses, and everybody with the ability to post to the internet has an opinion. I’m sticking with the first meaning I found, which happens to be joy and affection.

Gratitude seems to be popular, too, and given the #gratefultweet campaign taking off on Twitter, I’ll keep that definition as well.

And of course, the rose often symbolizes the Blessed Virgin Mary. What’s not love about that bounty of roses blooming in my yard?