And this flower extravaganza would not be complete without the Mississippi State Flower, The beautiful and aromatic Magnolia Blossom (seen here with a backdrop of our famous lighthouse that dates back to President Lincoln).
Want to know one of my most favorite Mississippi flowers? Well, it is located on this hat worn by my Granddaughter, Arianna Sage Mellen.
Ooops! Now how did that get in there? Well, this just happens to be a Mississippi Rose. The tattoo was placed there by a Biloxi tattoo artist around this young ladies belly button. And ... no ... I do not know this young lady. I created a web page for the artist. This was just one of the examples of his work. A Rose by any other name is ...