"With daffodils mad footnotes for the spring,
And asters purple asterisks for autumn."
~ Conrad Aiken
"One day, the gardener realizes
that what she is doing out there
is actually teaching herself to garden
by performing a series of experiments.
This is a pivotal moment."
~ Margaret Roach
"No two gardens are the same.
No two days are the same in one garden.
~ Hugh Johnson
"A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain
speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring."
~ William Carlos Williams
"There is simply the rose; it is perfect
in every moment of its existence."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
~ Abraham Lincoln
All shot in the last month! We had 3 snowfalls in December, and it hasn't been this "snowy" in N. Texas since we moved here from Pennsylvania (20 yrs). I took most of these shots in jeans, sweater and flip flops. Not "real" cold. The leaves and roses were caught in beautiful form and color when the cold air chilled everything.