May and June are traditionally thought of as great months for roses, but you may not have known that October is also wonderful for many species, at least here in the middle of the country. Many bushes are in a second bloom period right now, and it is much nicer outside - not as hot, crowded, sunny or buggy.
We have a wonderful rose garden here in Topeka, and I spent an enjoyable hour there today. The roses are stunning of course (check out my Flickr stream to the right for more pictures), but I also love the water lilies.
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Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6
105mm - ISO 200
1/1250s - f/5.6