Last year the canal was piped in preparation for the rest of the subdivision that will be built behind us. For some reason this patch of wild roses survived all of the heavy machinery that kept us entertained (and dusty) for a month. The roses didn't bloom last year, which I expected, but nevertheless I kept them watered and pampered.
This year we have a beautiful patch of wild roses to look at from our deck. We also have an incredible view of the majestic mountain peak Ben Lomond. It's June and there is still snow up there. My guess is that the snow will be gone by the 15th if it ever warms up.
Guess I better enjoy the roses while I still have them.
Note: I am considering selling tickets to those who would like to sit on our deck with a cool glass of lemonade to watch the tanned, shirtless construction guys work their muscles. For your viewing convenience I can provide a spotting scope and/or binoculars. For those of you who live far away I might consider putting a long lens on my camera and emailing.