A Stroll in the Garden

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

Rose

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

Rose

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“Most women suffer thorns for the sake of the flowers, but we who wield power adorn ourselves with flowers to hide the sting of our thorns” ― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

Rose

“Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.” ― Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Rose

“He picked up one of Lorna’s roses and set it in my lap. “Here.” I picked it up and smelled it. He poked me in the shoulder. “See what I mean? Thorns don’t stop you from sniffing. Or putting them in a vase on the kitchen table. You work around them…. Cause the rose is worth it… Think what you’d miss.”
― Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies

Rose

“Flowery tongues have thorny throats.” ― Kirush Muser

Rose

“We all have thorns in our flesh. All of us. Love is when we stay and help someone pluck out their thorns one-by-one and they do the same for us. Love is also when we pluck the thorns out of our own flesh, one-by-one. But today, the world teaches us that we shouldn’t even see those thorns, that we should only see the petals. As a result, we don’t know how to love ourselves and we don’t know how to love others. Stay with the darkness, and bring that darkness into the light. It’s there, look at it.” ― C. JoyBell C.

Rose

“The more the thorns on the way are sharply pointed, the more intensely the fires burn for quenching the sweet cool destination.”
― Spriha Kant

Clematis

“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

Shasta Daisy

“Poetry without truth, is like a rose without thorns. Still pretty, But sometime the real beauty comes from the things that can make us bleed.” ― Cody Edward Lee Miller

Shasta Daisy

“Some thorns have roses.” ― Hope Bolinger

Shasta Daisy

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

Shasta Daisy

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

12 responses to “A Stroll in the Garden

  1. Loved the bits of wisdom along with the flowers!

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  2. Very pretty roses. They don’t grow well in our yard and I miss them.

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    • I brought most of the roses from my previous home (many moons ago) to this home. I have more deer here, so as the rose plants die off, I don’t replace them. They are quite a long lived plant. I do love them!

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  3. Came in from the garden after doing some pruning of roses … thank you for the reminder of the beauty of the flowers!

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  4. Wise words and beautiful roses Laura!

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  5. Such a pretty garden & I love all the quotes you have collected to go with the photos! Beautiful!🥰

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  6. Beautiful blooms! I particularly like that last quote about bearing grudges causing a garden of thorns to grow in the heart.

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    • Thank you, Allison! Sometimes it is easier to grow the thorns than let go, but the feelings of relief and freedom that come from letting go, sure are worth it! 🙂

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