In my feeble attempts to clean up the bushes for the season I trimmed all the roses and came across this beautifully formed bud. Rather than throw it in the bin with all the other trimmings I had it put into water in my kitchen window. Most who have seen this flower sitting in my window sill questioned whether it was real or not. With 4 or 5 rose bushes in my front yard you would think I would enjoy more of them inside my home. I do love roses...just hate the trimming of them. Next season I will keep my eyes open for the beauties to bring inside, brightening my day as they open up. I think I will be watching more carefully, ready to bring the beauty inside to enjoy!