Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Roses are Unique & Special

  • It is the season of the rose. Abundant, colorful, and fragrant, their blossoms fill the garden with both cultured refinement and a bit of wild abandon. May is a beautiful month for roses, as the sun is warm but there's still enough chill in the air that the blossoms don't bake from the full heat of summer. Each rose bush is blooming so prolifically that it is difficult to keep up with dead-heading and trimming. They bring me such pleasure on the rose bush that I find it difficult to cut the blossoms for bouquets, but I try to remind myself that they are beautiful in the house as well. Roses come in so many wonderful varieties of color, shape, and size. Each is unique and special, just like people! 
  • The rose.
    Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
  • The rose of Sharon.
    Song of Solomon 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:55 AM

    Love all the roses blooming this time of year, so really enjoyed your post. At one time I knew a woman named Sharron (with two r's). She said that she was named for the "Rose of Sharron" from the Bible and that the o was a long vowel. She was very specific about the spelling and pronunciation of her name because it was unusual. Although I only knew her for a short time and not well, I always think of her when I hear that phrase.
    Rochelle, ATAA


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