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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Rose Metaphor

The first blooms.

Straight out of the camera except for sharpening.

We must enjoy these Knockout Roses now. The deer will likely eat them during the night.

It is sort of a metaphor for life " live in the moment" kind of rose.

I have left the yellow house and the flower garden and I am back at the old house with Joe.

The flower garden is at the mercy of the elements and the critters.

grace surrounds us


  1. I love the metaphor, and how I live in my garden with all the surrounding deer. Thanks for sharing.

  2. can't wait for my roses to bloom...the buds are there

  3. Beautiful! At least you got to enjoy them for a little while.


  4. Beautiful photos Olive!!;) Hugs,Rachel

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  5. Perfect metaphor, really profound! Your knock out roses are breathtakingly beautiful and goodness, what amazing photographs Olive!


  6. Oh they're gorgeous! And it's so true that one must live in the moment...especially when it comes to roses *winks* Vanna

  7. Beautiful roses...mine have just started blooming, too. :)

  8. Your roses are just beautiful Olive... I hope the deer take time to "smell the roses" and enjoy their beauty before they eat them... xoxo Julie Marie

  9. I love knock out roses! Especially the pink ones! I have over 20 in my back yard and they are in their full glory right now...I have a rare strand of this 'dear' creature you talk about...she has two legs with blonde hair and green eyes..she loves picking the petals off the roses and playing with them! lol But even just a short glimpse of those beautiful roses is worth seeing...beautiful pic girl...Happy Easter...Picket

  10. Oh roses blooming already!!!
    My hubby went Walmart here last week and since our first safe planting date is After Mother's day we have not plants yet.

    He went to a florist / greenhouse and said he was desperate for his wife's sanity to get something to plant preferably pansies as they will go through cold snap if we have one. They don't open till this next weekend but felt sorry for him and let him go in and get some six packs! $4.00 a six pack!!! He said he knew I wouldn't have bought them at that price but that I needed them so they were my little (expensive) love gift - gotta love him!

  11. That first photo is stunning, love the new look at the yellow house as well, you have been busy.

  12. Beautiful rose! The buds are all forming on ours over here in England. June is the very best month for roses, and I love them, especially the old-fashioned English roses.

  13. I love your rose analogy. And that first photo is particularly gooooorgeous. The rose is just perfect. I can't wait for them to bloom their little hearts out over here!


  14. Beautiful Olive! Love your attitude toward the deer eating the roses, and your metaphor. laurie

  15. Great metaphor and beautiful photos!

  16. Ah yes, so beautiful! I should kick "her" out the door to photograph the two that are blooming. Of course, it did rain today and probably will I guess I will just have to kick "her" out the door during the next "moment". Very good thought indeed - live in the where is "she"....I need a snack to celebrate the moment.....



  17. So lovely Olive, and a sweet analogy! We have a lot of deer in my area!

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  18. The metaphor is perfect. Your early roses look beautiful. I also love your header, taken from a headstone is absolutely lovely.
    I also want to mention that I loved your flamingo pictures...that is the perfect shade of pink! And I love the giraffes!!! I wasn't able to leave comments the first time I saw those posts so that is why I'm mentioning it now. I always love reading your posts!!!
    PS. Brown mulch for me too.


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