A Stroll in the Garden

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
― Anne Bronte

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“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

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“Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.”
― Shannon L. Alder

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“If you don’t feel the pointed things in life, you’ll soon take the soft ones for granted.”
― John Everson, Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions

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“Dear Superwoman,
Remember that a rose does not stop looking beautiful, because of the thorns around it. So, never allow weaknesses to stop you from admiring your own strengths.”
― Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

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“Love sees the thorns but cherishes the rose anyway.”
― Jeffrey Fry

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“Tears are not thorns.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

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“Holding grudges is like growing a garden of thorns in your heart .”
― Thandazo Perfect Khumalo

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Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

14 responses to “A Stroll in the Garden

  1. Beautiful photos! So enjoy these posts!

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  2. So beautiful – I’m jealous of your roses (I can’t grow them here.)

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  3. Your roses are doing well in spite of the weather. I love roses too.

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  4. Looks like you’re enjoying the summer – yay!
    I especially like the 2nd to last rosebud – to my eyes it looks slightly ‘imperfect’ and roses just do everything with grace – even ‘imperfect’.
    🙂

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    • I decided a long time ago that perfection is overrated. I am never going to be a pro photographer, and I find the imperfection in nature pretty darn interesting! And we all need grace; I know I do! 🙂

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  5. In spite of the drought, you still have some lovely blooms!

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  6. Beautiful blooms. Looks like your garden provides the right conditions for roses to thrive. Are any of them scented?
    An hours drive from us is Mottisfont Abbey. The walled gardens are full of roses – bushes, standards and climbing. During June the gardens stay open in the evenings so visitors can wander around and enjoy the roses and their scent in the warm glow of the late sun.
    We have one rose bush – we bought it to mark our 25th Anniversary. It struggles a bit in our chalky, alkaline soil but this year it has given us two flushes of lovely white flowers.

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    • They all have a scent, Allison, but the most fragrant, by far, is the purple one. It smells heavenly! I am so glad that your very special rose has bloomed well for you this year! 🙂 The nearest public rose garden from me is two hours away…I do love to visit it!

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  7. beautiful, I love the photo of the pale pink bud, it’s gorgeous!

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