The wild roses are blooming in GriggsDakota.
The sweetest scent of the season.
Their beauty is always a delightful surprise.
Wild roses are a miracle.
They mask ugly better than any wild thing.
Roses in the wild don't simply bloom where they are planted like domesticated bushes.
These roses grow in unexpected places where their seeds are dropped by birds or the wind.
On roadsides and rock piles, wild roses are blooming.
Each bush offers bouquets of beauty that cannot be captured.
They out compete the thistles growing around them.
And quickly fade in the sunshine, dropping petals and allowing the winds to carry them away, after which rose hips begin to form.
Roses on the prairie are happy hosts to hummingbirds and insects. After their rose hips or seed pods have formed, the roses provide food for other animals.
It looks as if the bees have had too much to drink.
And since it is very early in the morning, they may have stayed out all night.
No patient wife to call for a lift home. Their queen will never leave the hive to rescue a worker who has overindulged.
But no one blames the bees in GriggsDakota.