Thanks to Gene for sending me this note
and these gorgeous photos of a rose garden,
located on a college campus in North Carolina,
which has obviously received a great deal
of TLC from his dad.
So heartwarming!

“Since you like beautiful things,
I thought you might enjoy these pix
of the rose garden that my dad,
Jack Partain, (age 75) cares for.
It’s not the kind of thing you expect
in a tiny town in the southern part
of North Carolina. He started doing it
when he retired, and he has turned
a drab spot on campus into a
centerpiece that’s the backdrop
for hundreds of wedding and
graduation pix.
Would that everyone could bring
such beauty to the world
after they retire!”