Smelling the Roses

With some TLC, the little plot of roses went from bedraggled to bountiful

Taking Time to Smell the Roses
Taking Time to Smell the Roses

Figuratively speaking, this blog is dedicated to “Taking Time to Smell the Roses”. Thanks to John, I now have actual roses to continually remind me of my goalĀ in finding balance in life and rediscovering the simple things in life.

These roses were originally planted by the former owner of the house that John recently moved into. After being neglected for several months in the gap between home owners, the roses were struggling. In a few short weeks and some TLC, the little plot of roses went from bedraggled to beautiful buds and blooms. All because of John’s “green thumb” and seemingly natural ability to coax the roses on a quick journey to health again, we are enjoying their varied colors and smells.

I wish I had thought to take photos before the early cold front struck CO last week. Most photos were unusable because the wind was blowing so hard! But here are a few to remind me and you of the mild days of fall before winter really sets in.

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  2. Lovely photos (those that you left for us to enjoy). I got a mini-yellow rosebush as a post-surgery gift in 2009. I put it in the garden when I could and it is still coming back every year and giving me lovely little yellow roses (not scented but pretty) every year. Still blooming, though I think the last one for this year is almost too bedraggled to keep. I’ll deadhead it in a few days and, when it’s time, cut the branches down again. And then look forward to spring again. I know she didn’t realize that yellow roses are my favorite. That was just luck.

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