with love

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” ― Sophocles

Here’s to dedicating ourselves to love, every day of the year. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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faded rose

I’ll be dating myself with this memory but here goes…

As a little girl growing up in the 70’s, I loved the song ‘Delta Dawn’ by Tanya Tucker. I can’t look at a rose without hearing the line: “Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on? Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?”

To this day, I can’t seem to envision a rose any other way.

faded rose

rose-colored roses

Climbing roses strike me as easy-going, natural beauties. They seem to thrive on their wildness, sprouting tender blooms among their tousled vines in random abundance. Standard roses appear fussy, by comparison, almost manicured atop their prickly bushes. Of course, all roses are lovely…but I’m particularly smitten with the free spirits.

Day 6: Climbing Roses

climbing roses