Yesterday, when I was coming home, I was startled to see something in my garden. It was a rose bud, of all things. Amid all the cold and snow, there is was - one single rose, trying it's best to bloom. I knew it wouldn't last long, so I carefully cut it and took it inside to put in a small bud vase. I don't kow it if will open or not, but I have my fingers crossed for this Christmas rose. It certainly deserves it's chance to shine, especially this time of year!