June roses from two gardens which include rose gardens: the Brooklyn Botanical garden and the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.
Both are set in low-lying areas.
You look down. So concentrated is the beauty of the sight that you misdoubt your eyes. You start running in case they are mirages which might disappear before you reach them.
These photos are from June 2015.
The rose garden at the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx
The rose garden in The Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Roses, 1898, oil on canvas; John Ferguson Weir, 1841, 1926, American. Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Garden in May, 1895, oil on canvas; Maria Oakey Dewing, 1845-1927, American. Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC