My camera brought to me,
Five pink petals.
I was looking for five things for this project, but the only compelling things I could find were roses. They were exceptionally pretty and summery, but all as solitary as could be. This presented a quandary, until it dawned on me that there can be five things within one thing. I had been so intent upon counting flowers that I had forgotten to count petals! I was a little sheepish at the discovery that I’d been frowning in puzzlement at exactly five identical things the whole time, but was too blind to see them!
While we’re on the topic of roses, I have five rosy things for you, one for each of those pretty pink wild petals. I hope one or two of them brightens your day:
If you’re feeling adventurous in the kitchen, a lovely recipe for chocolate pots de creme that includes a splash of actual rose water. You’ll be surprised at how delicious it is!
A quote from a favorite childhood book that pretty much sums up this time of the year: “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”—Maud Hart Lovelace,
The song about roses that always reminds me of my Grandma, right down to the Southern Gospel style she loved.
A verse, speaking of the glory of Zion: “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.“ (Isaiah 35:1)