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2017 was a good year for roses. Climbing roses were everywhere, some climbing two stories.  They were gorgeous!  This spray was somewhat smaller, but it was beautiful and in a place where we could stop so I could get a photo.  🙂

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These days, I’m not sure “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is true.  Many of today’s hybrid roses have no scent at all, something that brings me much sadness.  It’s true that they’re still beautiful, but appealing to only one sense is not nearly as wonderful as touching both sight and smell.

Although you can’t smell these French roses, (I haven’t figured out how to add smell to my posts, yet), I hope you enjoy the sight of them.

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.
~Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

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Age gracefully.

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Sorry if I didn’t get to your blog yesterday.  Lots going on in these last days before I leave, including a big mulching job, errands, picking up (but not filling out yet) job applications for fall, etc., etc.  Life just gets in the way sometimes.  🙂

Silent Sunday: roses

Posted: May 14, 2017 in flowers
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It’s Macro time at Sally’s.  Today I offer you an intimate look into the center of a rain-decorated rose, a shot taken with my iPhone 5s, the perfect camera to carry in my favorite outdoor pants when on my way to another walk in the forests of the Voges in France.

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.
― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

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It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
~ Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

Back from two wonderful weeks in France and into my regular routine which, of course, includes my Weekly Photo Challenge in on Friday, rather than Saturday.  It was odd to look for the challenge at 6 pm, rather than the 11 am it arrives here at home.  No matter the time, the theme this week is “Cherry on Top“, a detail that makes all the difference. Official definition?  ““A desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good.”

My trip to France was filled with photos that could show the gilding of the lily or the cherry on top, but this unadulterated photo of a dew-bedecked rose will do the job nicely, I think.  Despite one very large issue, the whole trip went extremely well and I’m full of thanks and joy when I look back on it.  Red roses mean love and beauty and my trip was full of both and so, blessedly, was my home-coming.


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“Wanted:  Dead or Alive” was a TV series starring Steve McQueen and might be a bit further back than many of you remember.  My series is made up of some miscellaneous photos from our time in Cape May Point, New Jersey.  On the drive back tonight, slowing too often for too many miles to a crawl, I realized that we’ve not gone farther for Thanksgiving than an hour away for many, many years.  Obviously that’s not true for the thousands of people was saw driving home tonight.  Quite a contrast to the quiet of the Jersey shore!! (more…)

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie