Yesterdays Rose Still Blooming In My Garden
Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you it's only seed.
It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live.
When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the winter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.
~ Bette Midler
If I had a rose for every time I thought of you,
I'd be picking roses for a lifetime.
I would like to dedicate this blog to my dad who was planted this past spring. He is now a Rose in Bloom, in God’s Garden up above.
In a round and about way my dad gave me a gift which I just received . My dad was not a rich man but was generous with what he had. I was able to choose that gift, and these photos were taken with my new camera. I would not have this camera if it weren’t for my dad. I think he would be very happy to know he contributed to one of my life passions. That being photography. I have a lot to learn, but it is fun learning what I love. I enjoy sharing what I see through my lens. I love trying to capture a glimpse of the Beauty of God’s Creation.
I still have roses in my garden. These are the first pictures I took with my new camera. The top photo was taken in late afternoon , and the second one was taken the next morning. I look forward to taking many more photos , and sharing some of them with you.
God Bless you all , and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses along your path, and have a wonderful week whatever you do or don’t do.
Sincerely Dianne :)
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
- Abraham Lincoln
Wow, this really touched me, Dianne. Every time you use that camera it will be as if your dad is right there, enjoying the moment with you.ReplyDelete
That is exactly how I feel. It is hard to put in words. Thankyou, Chip :)ReplyDelete
Very nice tribute to your father and his wonderful gift to you will always be a loving reminder of him.ReplyDelete
The roses are beautiful.
We are Canon sisters.. I love the blog and it touched me more than you will know. . Stunning images.. Just stunning. You have to love this gift that can only come from the ones who loves you so much , God and your Dad.
Congratulations on your new Canon 7D. I love mine and I know with each click you will love yours and praise God for your gifts for your have many.
I havent been out with my new lens. Big Boy are the photos I took with my new Lens and I love it. Its big I find.
I usally go to my Dad each fall with Sunflowers. I wonder if its too late. We have snow on the ground and I may need to go anyways. I miss him dearly and when I go I come back feeling fine. He has been gone a long time yet it seems like yesterday.ReplyDelete
Stunning soft focus on the Roses. :)
Beautiful rose photos Dianne! I remember that song from Bette Midler, very nice. Enjoy your Gift, may it bring many treasures...ReplyDelete
Thank you Lisa. Yes we are both very fortunate.Thank you for all you share. You can keep the snow out West though. I am not ready for the white stuff yet.Love your photos of Big Boy. He is a Beautiful cat. Hope you have a good week ahead and start to feel better real soon. Much Love Dianne, your Canon Sister. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Beth. Hope you have a great week and are feeling better. It is late and I need sleep. Will come and visit soon.ReplyDelete
xx's Dianne :)
Thankyou L.I.T.B and yes The Rose has always been one of my favorite songs of all time.
Thank you all and to all a Good Night! :)
Dianne - what a wonderful tribute to your Dad. Beautiful roses - and I love that second one especially. If your Dad was anything like mine - I'm sure he's thrilled to contribute to your passion. Blessings!ReplyDelete
Great blog, great tribute to your dad, that song, oh I cant tell you but that along with roses, has me in tears, it is very apt for me this morning, Thank You - I so need to be strong at the moment Dianne and I am feeling anything but, thank you again for sharing this and visiting my space, I wont give up but the temptation to do so is strong. Love and Hugs - Nita
Your blog is a beautiful tribute ~ I'm sure your Dad is looking down and smiling :)ReplyDelete
Chip said it beautifully, Dianne. A beautiful loving tribute by a loving adoring daughter. ♥ReplyDelete
Wonderful tribute to your dear dad Dianne. The rose is always a thing of beauty to me , I visited an old friend of mine yesterday. As I walked up her path I noticed some late roses , although the buds were closed they still held a beauty of thier own. Unfortuntly I didn't have my camera with me. Lovely post, Bette Milder is a darling and I just love her movies and her songs. Sometimes they bring a tear to my eye , thank you Dianne Hugs and have a lovely week. Sheila xReplyDelete
Stopping by to wish you a wonderful peacefilled weekend.ReplyDelete
What another heartfelt blog. Your dads memory will always resonate here as well as in your heart. Your memories will now be taken with his gift so that now all is joined again. Have a wonderfull weekend. Hugs Carrie Oh Happy Halloween.ReplyDelete