We visited the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland last week on one of the most beautiful days in the East Bay. Roses of every shade of red, pink, orange and yellow greeted us as we stepped off the bus and into the lovely gardens. Fragrances were exquisite and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously, appreciating every moment of this jewel of a public garden right off of Grand Avenue. We walked, talked, laughed, snacked and photographed our way through the gardens, winding paths and graceful stairways. Did I mention that there’s enough natural habitat to attract an array of birds including hawks?