The rose gardens at the capitol are large and gorgeous. There were hundreds of bushes in every color.
And the whole place was "abuzz" with bees!
It's hard to tell in the photo but this rose is purple. My favorite roses are purple, white or white with other colors. Then again, it's hard to choose!
Another bee in a rose that reminded me of cherry Jello salad! LOL
There are trees of call kinds on the capitol grounds and it really is a lovely capitol. There are even bamboo and banana trees in the distance here and the gnarled snag is an ancient European Olive tree.
I haven't completely figured out how to show you pictures so that you can see detail without taking up a lot of file size. The metal embossings are different agricultural motifs and this is the side of the capitol building.