Monday, June 29, 2009

"Bed of Roses"

I found this little guy/gal "sleeping" in my rose the other morning ... the first thing that came to mind was "What a bed of roses he's got."

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Begone, Unbelief

"Begone, unbelief; my Saviour is near,
And for my relief will surely appear.
By prayer let me wrestle, and He will perform;
With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm.

"Though dark be my way, since He is my guide,
'Tis mine to obey, 'tis His to provide;
Though cisterns be broken, and creatures all fail,
The word He has spoken shall surely prevail.

"His love in time past forbids me to think
He'll leave me at last in trouble to sink;
Each sweet Ebenezer I have in review
Confirms His good pleasure to help me quite through.

"Determined to save, He watched o'er my path,
When, Satan's blind slave, I sported with death;
And can He have taught me to trust in His name,
And thus far have brought me to put me to shame?

"Why should I complain of want or distress,
Temptation or pain? He told me no less;
The heirs of salvation, I know from His Word,
Through much tribulation must follow their Lord.

"Since all that I meet shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet; the medicine, food;
Though painful at present, 'twill cease before long;
And then, O how pleasant the conqueror's song!"

~John Newton (1723-1807)

I found this quote on Melanie's blog. Thanks Melanie!

Making Potpourri

Starting the drying of rose petals.
After a day of drying ... this is going to take a lot of rose petals. :)
Also drying Peonie petals.
More rose petals to dry.
The edge of my "Junk Squad" find.
The book that started it all...
I'll try to keep you up-dated.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Of rain on roses and ditch digging

On the way to work today I noticed that there were bunches of wild roses in the ditch ... and, being a rose lover, just had to have some. So I asked when I got to work if it was okay if I dug them up. I asked if Jennifer knew who owned the land. She figured out who owned it but couldn't find a way to contact them, but she thought it would be okay to dig them anyway. But, as I was leaving work, I was informed that I shouldn't dig them up (informed by someone other then Jennifer) because it would be stealing because they aren't my roses. I was rather sad, needless to say, but I agreed, it probably would have been considered stealing. On the way home I was thinking that there is a family who does own some land on the side of the road and I stopped by to ask if I could scavenge the ditches to find roses. They said yes, and that I could also have a little piece of the shrub rose that has been in their family for over 100 years!!! Also needless to say, I was THRILLED!!! I dug and dug and finally got some roses and then came home and planted them. :) However, I had to cut them back, so I didn't get any pictures of the blooms that were on them. The roses pictured are some roses I've had for a while. But the roses I got today are a light pink wild rose and a magenta-ish shrub rose! They're gorgeous!! I'll try to remember to take pictures when they bloom, provided they survive :).