“The optimist sees the rose…”

When we went away for the weekend there were no blooms on the pink rose bush.  However, a message on Sunday from our neighbor that her daughter had picked one of our roses let us know that blooms appeared while we were gone…   “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares…

Clobbered but coming back

About a year and a half ago we had a dead tree removed, and when it fell it clobbered one of our rose bushes. (If you’re not familiar with the word clobbered, it means the rose bush was hit hard and severely battered.) Last year there were no blooms, and we were worried that the rose bush was damaged…

First bloom

Yes, I know, I post a photo of a yellow rose every year.  This year is no exception.  We saw our first bloom on the yellow rose bush today. And there are more to come. “The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms.”  (Angelus Silesius)

Destino’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Garden

The roses in my garden are still in bloom… To participate in Destino’s challenge or to see more garden photos, go to http://chasingdestino.com/2014/09/05/destinos-black-white-photo-challenge-garden-2/