Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr

The roses are celebrating the first day of summer!

Yesterday brought a downpour with so much rain for the grass and flowers that mowing was out of the question and postponed for at least a day. The roses appreciated the extra moisture and were looking splendid this morning. Even though I was running a few minutes late, I felt the need to “stop and smell the roses.” I have yet to plant a rosebush at the new/old house, but I am thankful for those my parents planted. Maybe next year I’ll add one or two to the mix.

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,

   Old Time is still a-flying;

And this same flower that smiles today

   Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,

   The higher he’s a-getting,

The sooner will his race be run,

   And nearer he’s to setting.

from “To The Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at:
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4 Responses to Roses

  1. dolphinwrite says:

    Neighbor loves to grow yellow roses.

    • Beth W. says:

      How lovely to get to enjoy them! ❤ My mom always loved yellow roses because they represent friendship. 🙂 Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment. Have a beautiful day!

  2. BBYCGN says:

    Despite the thorns, I am glad we have roses! 🌹

  3. Beth W. says:

    Me too!! 🌹❤😊❤🌹

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