Won’t you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you.
~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Spider webs were not the only things to catch my eye early yesterday morning. Although I still have plenty of webs to show you, the roses wanted their turn today.
Our red, red roses are still blooming. The Japanese beetles have taken over the pink and peach colored roses, but don’t seem to like red. The red is so vibrant that I have to tone it down when I edit the photos for my blog. I found that I rather like some of them in black and white, or with just a hint of color.
I decided to show you both. I know some folks don’t care much for black & white, whilst others love it. Why not have the best of both worlds?
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
~ George Eliot
How is your Thursday going? I’ve been keeping busy with my new daily routine of meditation/contemplation, journaling, yoga, exercise of some sort (today it was a 3-mile walk/jog and a 10-minute core workout), a walk or a bike ride outside (because of the heat and humidity, my cardio versions of the walk/jogs take place indoors on the treadmill), reading, and a reasonable list of chores. It feels good to finally settle into some sort of routine.
I didn’t take as many rose photos as I thought so we’ll have to move on to a few more spider webs while I finish up this post. You don’t mind, do you?
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~ Chief Seattle
That should do it for this summery Thursday. The dark and dreary clouds that brought yesterday’s fog and rain have cleared out, leaving behind a few puffy white clouds to decorate the blue sky. It’s still hot and humid, but they’re saying that will clear out this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, according to the latest forecasts, are looking good. I’m hoping to get to the beach, go for a long bike ride, and do some outdoor work around the Wabi-Sabi Ranch.
Thank you for stopping by to look at the roses. If you use your imagination, I bet you can almost smell them.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. :)