The garden in front of our home is graced by many rose bushes. My Beloved lovingly planted them many years ago and I now nurture them. Gorgeous yellow blossoms explode from a whole row of them. They vibrantly glow in the warm sunlight, petals quivering with delight from the caresses of a gentle breeze. Oddly, in the middle of one of them is a branch of deep crimson blooms. The sight is visually jarring yet beautiful. Of all the rose bushes, my eyes are most drawn to it. I often feel like one of the crimson blooms among all of the radiant yellow ones. Not better, nor worse, more beautiful or less, just different, yet the same.
I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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It’s snowing here. Again. Sigh.
I’m sorry to hear it, my friend. It’s got to be frustrating. May your weather soon be as warm as your heart.
From your lips to God’s ears! 🙂
I have it on good authority Spring is headed your way sometime in the next month or so, and because you are such a good person, perhaps sooner!
Yay – thanks Russ!
beautiful thoughts, russ )
I’m honored that you think so and took the time to let me know. Thank you..
I love pretty flowers but alas have none here
Bloom where you’re planted, my friend! ;-D!
May the beauty of flowers soon envelop you in their fragrant splendor.
It soudns beautiful how you describe it. It is surely fun and rewarding nurturing them! Wishing you a lovely Easter!