Showing posts with label Roses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roses. Show all posts

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Roses In Bloom

 When we were in Baton Rouge a couple of weeks ago, we went to the Botanic Garden at Independence Park.    It was cold and not much was in bloom.  There were a few iris budding but not many in bloom.  And then we came upon the Rose Garden.  Bushes were in bloom everywhere.  Just being in the midst of this color and fragrance of the roses diminished the chill.  


My dad loved roses and took a great deal of pride in his garden.  I guess that is where I learned to love them, though I do not claim to be an expert in their growth and care.  There were so many varieties in the garden that day that I could not possibly know which was which.  All I know is I really enjoyed my walk through them that day. 

And so I ascribe to William Shakespeare's quote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."  Is it enough to appreciate a rose and not know if it is hybrid or English rose?  I hope so.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy


Today, I share this post with Mersad.  I invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  There are wonderful posts there.  



Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday


I think you should take some time to visit Imagin-in-ing.  You're sure to enjoy it!

Friday, April 01, 2016

In Praise of Creation


When beauty arrives
Exquisite in its being
Praise the creator

Beauty is present
Precious is the life it shares
Praise the creator

Beauty is captured
Creation is of your God
Gentle on the eyes

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Thanks be to God!

Cathy


 recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


Friday, October 02, 2015

The Autumn Rose




Walks do the soul good
Reflecting on God's beauty
Lifts me to new heights

Shadows and sunlight
Lights and darks and shades of pink
Boast of God's glory

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!




Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday


Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Glory of An Autumn Garden






But friendship is the breathing rose, 
with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

My favorite rose in the garden.  It's hardy and beautifully dainty at the same time.  It withstands the summer heat and the autumn chill.













The aster greets us as we pass 
With her faint smile 
Sarah Helen Power Whitman

Butterflies, bees and moths  in the garden.  Don't you just love it? And the Aster has become one of my favorite flowers




The burning bush is oh so lovely when it's color is brilliant red, but seeing her change so gloriously allows me to appreciate her even more for all the labor that goes into it. 


Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson









This wee hibiscus is sheltered in the bushes and even now is budding again.  How I have come to love these creations.

I'd rather have roses on my table,
than diamonds on my neck.
tEmma Goldman

And that pretty much says it all!!!  Have a wonderful week and don't forget to give the Glory to God!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!




Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday



I'm been inviting you  to  join Monday WRites by Gillena Cox.    Today maybe you might join her in this adventure.


verses


I have found a new place to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!



I'm also joining Catching Light for some lovely photos today.  Why don't you stop by?


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Single Rose Bud

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A single red rose
Waiting to boldly blossom
Happy to be loved
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A rose bud of any color causes me to smile.  It has exquisite folds, delicate layers, and hues all their own.  I anticipate the blossom, but can wait because the bud is so very singular.  It's one of of a kind.  Even the bud residing next to it will not be the same.  

And so it is with humanity.  It is a bud.  It will blossom.  It is diversity.  It is a beautiful creation.  We should all spend time enjoying it instead of demeaning, debasing, or humiliating it because some are different.  We should allow each and every person bloom without pruning it before it has a chance to bloom.  Allow God to prune the flowers in the garden, for he is the Head Gardener.  

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 







Thursday, May 23, 2013

Shelter from the Rain

As we anticipate the first holiday weekend of the Summer Holiday Trilogy, those being Memorial Day, The 4th of July, and Labor Day, I am struck by the joy and sadness these holidays represent.  In fact, they are a celebration of life for those who gave and we who have received.


Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in
all that surrounds me.




must be open to it!
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Shelter from the rain
Waiting to feel the warm sun
Finds security

Wrapped among the leaves
She awaits her fulfillment
Bursting forth in bloom

~~~^j^~~~

Wishing all a grand weekend of family, friends, food, and fun!!!  OH!  Don't forget, it's time for the INDY 500!!!
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Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy



Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 




I'm also joining Lou Ceel at Haiku Friday.  Come play with words.  It's such a joy!!!





Thursday, May 16, 2013

Joy in the Garden



Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in
all that surrounds me.

must be open to it!
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roses so fragile
beautiful and delicate
strong on slender stem

a fragrance so sweet
Scent of the holy angels
was creator sent


~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy

Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 




I'm also joining Lou Ceel at Haiku Friday.  Come play with words.  It's such a joy!!!




Thursday, May 02, 2013

The JOY in HAIKU



Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in
the gifts of the garden.




must be open to it!
~~~~~~~~~~
                                   

Wondering if Spring would ever come.  But sure as the sun rises in the East so will the blossoms of Spring burst into being!  


Garden of the Soul

Roses ever bloom
Even with the weeds.


~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 




I'm also joining Lou Ceel at Haiku Friday.  Come play with words.  It's such a joy!!!




Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mosaic Monday


'Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone;
 all her lovely companions are faded and gone."
Thomas Moore

It's been a glorious weekend!!!  How lovely the work of the Creator's hands.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Visit Macro Monday,  too.  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunlit Sunday and Mosaic Monday



I'd rather have roses on my table, 
than diamond around may neck.
Emma Goldman

Indeed, I would rather, too!  And when the sun shines on the blossoms the glory of God shines even brighter!

~~~^j^~~~
Cathy
Karen has invited us to join her on Sunlit Sunday.  Stop by and offer your bit of sunshine today.
And please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I hve nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Sunlit Sunday




Roses are beauty
With the sunlight reflecting
Its untold beauty!

~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!

Cathy

Karen has invited us to join her on Sunlit Sunday.  Stop by and offer your bit of sunshine today.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Joy in Tea Talk


I'm having...English Breakfast tea

My teacup...is a delicate beauty I found at Mother Teresa's Treasures, our church's thrift store.

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I'm feeling... Excited in anticipation of the next week...should be more excited about the here-and-now but starting Saturday celebrations begin.  Saturday is the Fall play at Memorial High School and my granddaughter is student director.  Then on Wednesday we begin our Thanksgiving journey to Charlotte where we with celebrate with David, Kelly, Maddie and the boys as well as Jimmy, Kelly, and Xavier who will come from Atlanta.  (Yes, there will be two Kellys.)

On my mind...completing my Bible study lesson.  Can you tell I'm having a difficult time staying focused?
Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.

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Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.




She's still blooming.

~~~^j^~~
Thanks be to God!!!
Cathy


Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Joy in Tea Talk


Tea is a cup of life.  ~Author Unknown

I'm having...Good Earth spice tea.


My teacup...my Favorite mug brewed with the Kuerig.







I'm feeling...energized!  Had a productive day off and look forward to an excellent weekend.

On my mind...a weekend of celebration and friendly gatherings.  It is a time to go to the Woods and celebrate the installation of the sisters who will lead the congregation.  A time, too, to gather with friends at church for the parish picnic.  And, oh, the best time of year when the heat of summer is waning and the cool air of fall arrives.






Church of the Immaculate Conception
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin



Please join Ruth at Tea Talk today.





Today I also join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.



~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

Sunday, June 05, 2011

~Mosaic Monday/Macro Monday~


Sam, Master of All He Surveys
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Red Rose had a visitor today. Just stayed long enough to get in out of the heat, then flew away.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God



Now please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

Remember the Adventure Tour Express will begin running again this summer travel season starting this Wednesday, 6/1/2011  I will be happy to be the tour guide for all who wish to share their adventures.  The train will run each Wednesday during the summer.  Any and all adventures are welcome, from the weekend jaunt, the day at the park, to the wonderful vacation adventure!  Please come and join the fun!  We will begin next week following this Memorial Day weekend!  Please have a safe and wonderful weekend and...
Welcome Aboard!!!


And my dashboard is still among the missing.  Let me know if any of you find it!  Thanx!!!