My roses are varied and bloom during all seasons except the coldest part of winter. Their beauty emerges during season changes and in spite of weather extremes. They like attention and pruning but surprise me by blooming when they are neglected as well. Just after a storm the petals glisten with drops of water and invite a snap of a picture.

As people some of us are less able to handle extremes or changes with beauty and grace. Those who can are our teachers. So as we navigate the storms of life, let us look to those who maintain their inner beauty and radiance in spite of their circumstances.

Looking back to summer…

In the article published on The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s website MEANINGS: THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS
By Catherine Boeckmann, June 24, 2021, The pink rose symbolizes happiness.

Are you happy? Does happiness grow under the right conditions? How can you cultivate those conditions for ourselves? As we enter a new season, It’s a great time to contemplate. Plants go through different stages and are not always pretty. They may be prickly or wilted. How wonderful when we are nurtured and loved during our ugly stages when we are dormant or in between blooms.