Roses in Spring

Spring is here and I have to say that I’m ready for it. The weather has been warming up a little here in San Diego and the fresh air makes me want to get outside every chance I get.

Birds are singing a merry tune each morning. Flowers along the road on the drive to work are blooming in such vibrant colors. It sets a wonderful tone for the day. And then, of course, they’re there to perk you up on the way home again.

The photos below were taken exactly one year ago at Disneyland in New Orleans Square. There’s a planter that runs parallel to Café Orleans and it often has the most beautiful roses. These were some of the best I’ve seen. They were fragrant too! I’m afraid technology hasn’t given us a scratch ‘n sniff screen for me to share that part of the story just yet.

A Rose in Spring
Roses in Spring

About Matt Hansen

Matt is a photographer and designer based in San Diego. When he’s not working, he's charting his next adventure over coffee or craft beer.
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  1. Hi Matthew…Among so many beautiful things in life, roses have to be near the top of the list. You captured these at their peak of perfection. They are a reminder for us to slow down while at Disneyland, take time to look for all the magical details and “smell the roses” along the way. Thanks for sharing a bit of Spring.


    1. I completely agree. Thank you, Carol!


  2. Wow Matt!!! Just wow! This is beautiful! I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this, being that you’re a resident of SD, but you guys need to go visit the rose garden over at Balboa Park if you haven’t already! The smell alone will knock you out of the park (no pun intended haha).

    Since you guys have been living in San Diego I’ve been looking forward to seeing (much to my disappointment) the TDD take on Balboa Park, the Botanic Gardens and all the Spanish architecture, fountains and museum buildings along El Prado…it’s one of my favorite places in Southern California and I’m itching to see you and Michaela’s eye on the spot!


    1. Thanks, @joedmarsh:disqus. I know we haven’t tapped into much of what San Diego has to offer since being here. We definitely need to spend some more time exploring our own backyard.


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