The first and only

The first, and so far the only, yellow rose of the season… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Last of the summer roses

“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness. Know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.“ (Anonymous)

In bloom again

The yellow rose bush is blooming again.  There are only two roses, but each is a different shade of yellow.   “Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.”  (William C. Bryant)  

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)

Roses After the Rain

Rain during the past few days has brought refreshing temporary relief from our drought and also encouraged our rose bush to bloom once more… It also reminded me for the first time in years of the song Roses After the Rain, written by my ex brother-in-law and recorded by country music singer Ricky Van Shelton.  I…

Its Whole Potential

The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.      Paulo Coelho

Into the valley and back again: My first outings

Home from the hospital now for a little over two weeks, I am recovering well from my medical emergency, although not as quickly as I would like to.  I still am on a restricted diet and have lost a good bit of weight.  People remark about how pale I look.  Although I feel almost back…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close-Up

It’s been a while since I participated in the weekly challenge.  Here’s a close-up of a yellow rose from my garden… To see more macro images or to join the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, click here.