Emerging bud from my Peace Rose has survived this week's snows, sub-freezing overnight temperatures and last night's one inch rainfall. This rose is amazing and just keeps producing excellent photo opportunities. On a whim I installed my Canon 50 mm EF 1.4 lens on my Canon Rebel XSi. I haven't used this lens in years, but saved it when I sold my 5D Mk III and the other heavy lenses.
My extra photo is titled "Reflections" and shows the effects of last night's rain. It is NOT a target of opportunity. It was carefully staged to capture the reflection in the puddle. I removed some flower pots and a bright green garden hose to declutter the background. It was a fun exercise.