Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March Photo A Day 15 - Sharp

"Some people grumble that roses have thorns;

I am grateful that thorns have roses."

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
Critic, Journalist, Novelist

In a busy week, it is restful and uplifting to step into the sleeping garden, and find that the rose bushes are brushing the sleep from their eyes.  These vines look somewhat lively!  There are minute signs of spring emerging.  It is happening at a gradual pace this year.  In fact, despite sunshine and some bits of green peeking up through the earth, the mercury only rose to 18 degrees Fahrenheit here today.  Brrrr!

While we await the vernal equinox, I will try to notice each small bit of growth as an individual miracle. 

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you time to stop and smell the roses,
or to marvel over the blush-rose color of the thorns, as the case may be. ;)


Jan said...

Lovely thorns that will protect the delicate roses in their care 🌹
Mother Nature thinks of everything... wonderful post and photos Marcie~

Birgit said...

Oh wow....I have that quote of the roses on my wall in my office and many clients love that quote. Great picture of the green branch with the thorns showing....spring is near despite the cold and snow.

Marcie said...

Jan, You are right! Nature is amazing!

Birgit, Thank you. It is a good quote isn't it? I need to remind myself to be grateful for the roses!

Sandra Cox said...

I love that quote. I've got Knockouts and they bring me great joy.
I'm also trying to get the roses the HH gave me for Valentine's to root. I try every year and every year fail, but one of these years.....and this may be it:)

Marcie said...

I have pink knockouts and a little red tea rose. Want to get a rugosa with giant nutritious rosehips on it next! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

These can prick fingers so easily!

Lovely photo's.

All the best Jan

Cat Lover said...

It is so nice this time of year to notice things growing!

Marcie said...

It really is! Later, there will be too many things growing to notice each individually, but at this time of year, each is a wonderful discovery!