I lost track of why type of rose this one is a long time ago, so we just call it “the yellow one.”

Right around this time every year it puts out a ton of flowers that first blush a little pink and open into fragrant, big yellow blooms bright enough that you can see from all the way across the valley.

As I was snapping shots of the plant after the rain this morning, I noticed this bloom peeking out from the shelter of a leaf umbrella.

If you’re going to be locked down at home, I can think of worse places to live. Go spring.