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Desert Roses

Exquisite, but often underappreciated flowers

Once a year, a special event happens on our patio. Our desert rose blooms. It is a cause for celebration, in part because ours periodically sheds its leaves and appears dead. When the first signs of life reappear, I am hopeful. Once the flowers appear, I am ecstatic.



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John Dean

Writer, blogger, lover of nature, music, photography, and Goldendoodles. Top writer in Government. Editor of Dean’s List.