I am lucky to live within walking distance of the Lieutenant-Governors residence and its beautiful grounds. Blooming Rhododendrons are everywhere beginning in March, but, for me, the Rose garden is what attracts me (two rose gardens in fact). In the evening, the lighting highlights the roses against the dark shadows from the surrounding trees. Although I have painted flowers in many of my paintings since starting in 1978 the garden has inspired me to paint just the rose blooms. This is my first of what will likely become a series.