I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses . ————-James Joyce , Ulysses
I went out to the yard today to do a little gardening . I moved a few potted plants and picked a sucker or two off the tomato plants . Then I went around front to do a little watering .
I had to stop what I was doing and go inside the house for my camera . I had seen the roses . I mean , seen the roses . They’ve been in bloom for awhile but , suddenly , I was overwhelmed with the beauty of them . It was staggering , as if the many colorful blossoms had all of a sudden poked me in the eye or somehow had said silently : ” Hey you ! Look ! ” in an impossible to ignore multi-colored whisper .
I snapped a few photos and then a few more . I couldn’t stop with the roses . I ended up wandering the yard taking pictures of all the bright flowers in bloom . Fantastic ! The morning sun was cooperating , too , in on the adventure , in
on the fun .
Earth laughs flowers . ——-Ralph Waldo Emerson
I decided to share a little sunshine with you , readers , a few sparkling blooms . How about roses today and other flowers tomorrow ? Can you wait ? I’d like to have you all come visit our gardens ; Ada’s roses would love to see you . But , meanwhile , look at a few photos , if you will .
Ada planted the roses . She cares for them , cuts them back when they need it , probably talks to them in Polish . She seems to know what she’s doing . Bing , who lived across the street , told me once that it was a bonus , living where he did , to enjoy Ada’s roses without having to care for them . It was a wonderful thing to say . Ada would probably say that they don’t require much care , but she would be wrong , of course ; roses won’t live where they’re not wanted , not loved , not well cared for . That’s a horticultural fact . At least they won’t thrive in such a place .
Flowers always make people better , happier , and more helpful ; they are sunshine , food , and medicine for the soul. ——-Luther Burbank