Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quiet In The Roses


"Come not the earliest petal here,

but only 
Wind, cloud, and star,
Lovely and far, 
Make it less lonely.

Few are the feet that seek her here,
but sleeping
Thoughts sweet as flowers
Linger for hours,
Things winged, yet weeping.

Here in the immortal empire of 
the grasses,
Time, like one wrong
Note in a song,
with their bloom, passes."

Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickethall

 In the soft rain I meander through the roses that are overflowing with blooms.  I think there are at least a hundred blooms right now.  I have picked approximately 30 to place about the cottage.  The English roses have very short stems so I placed them in a large french bowl.  They are the palest of pink and continue to fade after being picked.  Queen Of Sweden, Scepter'd Isle and St. Cecilia are their names.  

I am finding Quiet in the roses...

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Photography- Kerrie Sanderson Seawashed

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Amidst The Flowers

"And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Our English Roses have quietly blossomed in the warming of Springs earth. The petals are so delicate with the palest blush of pink. There truly is nothing quite like homegrown roses.  Their sweet  fragrance rests about us. 

The mornings and evenings are lovely hours to be in the garden. We are planting a white wildflower and herb garden in our raised beds. I have been reading ~Virginia Woolf's Garden~ all Winter and am inspired to grow flowers. I received the book as a gift from the ever so beautiful Cabbages And Roses. The book has become my favorite Gardening book with Virginia's poetry throughout. You can visit my Instagram to see more of our gardens. 

I look forward to getting lost in the days and hours of Summer amidst the flowers with palette and brushes in hand.  May the gentle beauty of these Spring days fill your soul with fragrance. 

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