All of my lovely rose bushes are almost in full bloom. The bushes are covered with swelling buds, and I am getting enough flowers for some pretty little bouquets. Love these sweet, old fashioned roses, with their wonderful smell and lovely colors. We also have green strawberries, and tonight Estelle combed the field and found one big, juicy, ripe strawberry. The dear girl brought it in to share with the rest of us, and we each got a dear little bite. Pure heaven! I would of taken a picture of the season's first berry, but I was in the middle of winning a pinochle game. We hope to begin u-picking on the 17th, and I have been gathering jam containers and washing the dehydrator (I make a ton of fruit leather each summer) in preparation for fruit season. Bring on the berries, I am ready for shortcake with lashings of freshly whipped creme for breakfast!