As I sit here on the eve of the worst weather in two decades here in Missouri and the eve of my 71st birthday I am so eternally thankful to the Love Of My Life ~ Julie!! She has spent the last 26+ years of her life with me and given me nothing but happiness. My nickname for her is JEWEL and she deserves the name because she is truly a Jewel, to me and every one who deals with her. She is one in a million and I am thankful she makes my life richer.
Rose from Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis Mo, taken with Nikon D90 with Nikkor 300mm lens on auto