TO A DYING ROSE

Gone is the beauty that marked your days Gone with the petals that now fade Gone is your fragrance that caressed many hearts Gone like a shadow that faded in the dark Gone are the friends that sang your praises Gone are they to chase other pursuits Gone are the toils so you can liveContinue reading “TO A DYING ROSE”

ROSES

Yay! The sun had not been too kind these last few days.  We’ve had high 80’s and it’s just the beginning of summer.  However, while I (who should be used to the humid temperatures, having spent most of my life in tropical Philippines) did not relish the heat, the roses exalted in it. Try asContinue reading “ROSES”

TEQUILA SUNRISE

Here are some Tequila Sunrise rose photos for your enjoyment, dear friends. Just a little story. In December, when my husband and children were putting the outdoor lights around one of the evergreens by our porch, one of them stepped on this rose plant and broke the main branch. I did not not make tooContinue reading “TEQUILA SUNRISE”

SUNDAY POST: CAPTIVATING

Nah, I do not have photos of grand scenery and landscapes.  Rather, I have pictures of roses, one of my absolute favorite flowers.   They are always beautiful and captivating.  They are even more so when they are given by someone with much love and thought.     The past weeks had been a busyContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: CAPTIVATING”

WILD WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FLOWERS

First of all, I wish to thank Let’s BE Wild for awarding to me the winner’s banner for last week’s photo challenge- NOW. for this photo which appeared here: What a lovely belated birthday gift; what an encouragement to do more of what I like – taking photos.  The rest of the winning photos canContinue reading “WILD WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FLOWERS”

WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: A SPLASH OF COLOR – RED

Red was the cry “Have Him crucified!” the smash of the sword piercing His side the blood that flowed and hallowed the earth turned darkness to snow revealed Evil’s stealth. Red is the hope that inflames the soul fruit of the Passion that made Death fall, laying open Heaven’s door there lies life forevermore. ____________________Continue reading “WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE: A SPLASH OF COLOR – RED”

SEPTEMBER’S ROSES

For all of the care that I have been putting in the garden – NONE – I am quite pleased that the roses still give blooms.  I say, they bloom more now that I left them alone – than when I fussed constantly about them.  The garden, or what is supposed to be one, isContinue reading “SEPTEMBER’S ROSES”

A FLOWER’S TEARS

Oh little flower, why the tears? are they of joy for beauty you’ve been blessed or of the fears that one day soon that same beauty will fade and wilt? Yet little flower you make your mark with your scent and color that gladden many hearts. Do not be discouraged by the end that youContinue reading “A FLOWER’S TEARS”