10 Favorite Garden Roses

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller     This past week has been a chaotic and heart-breaking one, in terms of the world around us. From the terrifying scenario playing out in Ferguson, Missouri, to the war-tornContinue reading “10 Favorite Garden Roses”

Ten Minutes to Refresh the Soul

“Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox Life gets busy. This week has been one of those very full weeks, brimming with fun experiences and ones that have been not so fun, too. And it’s easy in the whirl of activity,Continue reading “Ten Minutes to Refresh the Soul”

The Story of a Rose on Both Sides of the Ocean

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) -Shakespeare About six years ago, anticipating a roadtrip vacation to Maine from our home in Cincinnati, I saved up many pennies and bought my first SLR camera. (For those who don’t knowContinue reading “The Story of a Rose on Both Sides of the Ocean”

To Delight in a Rose

Given the state of the all current news (sour) and the economy (abysmal), and given the fact that outside my window as I write this, snow falls atop inches more of snow, I have to write about something colorful, something beautiful, and something that lifts my spirits (as I hope it does yours)—roses. Ah, yes,Continue reading “To Delight in a Rose”