June was National Rose Month and I saw SO many beautiful roses! My parents’ rose garden was in all of its magnificent glory – wild and gorgeous. My parents spend hours each day tending to their garden and it really shows! All of these blooms are from that garden.
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
-Maud Hart Lovelace
“Come out here where the roses have opened. Let soul and world meet.”
“Wild roses,” I said to them one morning.
“Do you have the answers? And if you do,
would you tell me?”
-Mary Oliver, Felicity
There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Love is like the wild rose.”
– Emily Brontë
“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”
– Henri Matisse
“And the roses—the roses! Rising out of the grass, tangled round the sun-dial, wreathing the tree trunks and hanging from their branches, climbing up the walls and spreading over them with long garlands falling in cascades—they came alive day by day, hour by hour.”
-Frances Hodgson Burnett