We have been following the life cycle of one particular rose blossom. We started with twig in the ground, followed it through sprouting, leafing, bushing, budding, and blossoming. Here is the end of the series. It is seen in lower left... wilted, and surrounded by new blossoms, now taking it's place.
A twig February 24th (<link)
Beginning to sprout February 26 (<link)
A leaf appears March ` (<link)
Becomes a bush March 12 (<link)
Develops a rosebud March 21 (<link)
Bud struggles to open April 4 (<link)
Becomes blossom April 11 (<link)
and today, above, replaced by newer blossoms.