This morning, I couldn't resist taking some close-up photos of the roses, rather than the whole bed.
Then I noticed that there were a number of aphids - the famous rose pest on some of the buds - I went and got the Pest Oil and gave them a good spray. It was only when I began editing these pictures that I noticed the following - this is an adult female aphid, giving birth to live young. Luckily I gave her a good spray, so hopefully she and her babies won't be eating my roses anymore - but isn't this just a great photo - pity it is slightly out of focus - should have had the tripod.
For those of you who don't know the song - or who just want to hear it again - I have copied the Youtube link for you to enjoy - I never promised you a Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson