Stopping to Smell the Roses

orange rosepink rose 2pink rose

I know, I know – the May Flower Challenge is over! But since doing the challenge, I’m really noticing flowers more and when I spotted these beautiful roses, I couldn’t resist whipping the camera out :-). They were in the town gardens near the public library. Waif and I were going to pick up some books, but were there a few minutes before opening time, so decided to walk around the gardens. As well as spotting the roses, we had a read of the plaques giving the history of the garden and the friars’ tower within it. I am ashamed to say that I had never read them before, despite this garden being less than a mile away from my house. Sometimes we are so busy looking elsewhere for new experiences and information that we can ignore what’s right here on our doorsteps. We just need to open our eyes…which brings me to my second index card for the ICAD2 challenge:

icad v #2

I’m calling it “the eyes have it”. Waddya think?

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14 thoughts on “Stopping to Smell the Roses

  1. Janet says:

    Such beautiful roses…I love that first one. It makes me think of orange sherbet! And the eyes are cool. You managed to do lots of different expressions and styles.

    • vivjm says:

      The orange was my favourite too. You don’t see orange roses very often do you?
      I enjoyed the eye doodling – can you tell?!

  2. Lori Moon says:

    I love the eyes, so many different expressions. The roses are beautiful and I am so glad that the May Flower Challenge simply made you more aware of your world around you (that was the goal). xoxo

  3. June is national rose month! Thanks for sharing these!

  4. Allie says:

    Beautiful roses! Yes, sometimes we need to just look around our own back yard. Love your eyes!

  5. Those roses are so beautiful!

  6. Maggie says:

    Love all the eyes! Great idea for a card.

  7. Andria says:

    I love the idea of an ICAD for eyes! What a great way to practice different facial features…wouldn’t that be cool? Thanks for the idea!!

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