Monday, July 15, 2013

Wondrous Roses

How could roses grown in this hot, hot July weather be so beautiful?

I brought in several stems of the Seven Sisters rose that grows right outside the kitchen window at Cedar Bluff lake house today. Putting together an arrangement, I was struck by the waves of the pink petals, the deep gloss of the leaves, and the sureness of the thorns.

Roses are such a wonder. Their foliage covers a fence or a post with lacy green; their scent softens the morning air; their tumble of blossoms brings a smile to the weariness of a hot, summer day.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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