I can't believe I missed yesterday's post. I got so caught up in the presidential debate and the post-debate dissection, it was just too late to get it done. Okay...today we're at a very special place -- the grounds of the Ringling Museum of Art. Most people don't realize it, but the grounds are open and free to the public. You can walk through the musuem lobby without paying admission to the galleries and stroll the grounds to your heart's content. Gotta like that! One of the highlights is Mable Ringling's rose garden, where dozens and dozens of statues are placed amid the flowers. I especially like this statue depicting a suitor back in the day. Unfortunately, the roses weren't in bloom when I visited, so I guess I'll have to return and share that with you. There's a total of 1,200 rose plants here, according to the museum's website. By all accounts, this is a wonderful public rose garden and it's been recognized nationally by those who know about such things.