Yellow Rose of Texas

"But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose." Anne Bronte

Found this beauty outside this morning. I live in Texas and there is a wonderful song we learned in elementary school called The Yellow Rose of Texas.  Terry makes sure I have roses of all colors so I can keep my vases full inside.  I tend to leave most of them on the vine so they last longer!

Song of Solomon 2:12  The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.