Pink roses from our garden in Nashville. Thanks to Pal my hubby's pruning our rose bush in our front yard grew dozens of perfect pink roses. Pal snipped some for inside. One thing about flowers. They don't last that long. You have to appreciate them while they are here because they have so little time to be in full bloom.
I'm thinking about how lucky we are to have all these beautiful roses around our house. It was all due to someone else's planting and caring. Year after year. And we just rocked up when we purchased the house and there they are, growing and flowering.
Nothing lasts forever though. The seasons come and we go. The cycle of life.
I'm alive. I'm growing. If I was a rose bush I'd be called a mature rose bush. I've been around for years and with an annual pruning I'm still blooming.
Life is so busy. And there is so little time. I'm in the season of full bloom right now.
And these roses remind me that there is so little time to stop and smell the roses.
Here are a few quotes.
Life is short, break the Rules. forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything That makes you smile.
~ Mark Twain
“Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake.”
~ Marie Ray
“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
~ Larry McMurtry