How about buds!
Since we've finished the alphabet up I'm missing seeing all the lovely pictures. I don't know about you but I have tons of photos of buds that I hardly every get to post. Usually we all post the open blooms.
In the early spring when I'm starved for a rose I start photographing the roses as the tiny buds start to grow and in the fall when it's getting really cold and I figure the buds may not have a chance to open I photograph them too. Here are some of my buds.
Stars n Stripes