Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Everything's Coming Up Roses

Wild Rambling White Roses

It's really just a guess that evil fairies are the ones who plant all the weeds in my garden. It could just as easily be gnomes or aliens or time travelers. Perhaps there is even a more reasonable explanation, I don't know. All I know is that I didn't ask for them, don't want them and will defend my flowers from them at all costs.

Growing Together, White and Red Roses 

The funny thing is that weeds aren't the only thing that show up unexpectedly in my garden. Sometimes something sprouts up that I actually like, like the lovely wild white roses that suddenly appeared a couple of years ago and are now thriving. Maybe those evil fairies aren't so evil after all.

Rambling Red Roses

Okay, here is the my garden is a metaphor for life paragraph: Weeds are like all the random things that happen in life to inconvenience me. For example, when the oven decides to stop working in the middle of cooking my pizza or someone is rude to me for no reason or a rock flies up from the road and cracks my windshield. It's easy to feel like the universe, or evil fairies, are picking on me some days.  However, just as often as some random little problem pops up, good things do too. Like when my favorite song comes on the radio, or when a stranger insists I go ahead in line at the grocery store because I only have two items or when, out of the blue, beautiful roses just decide to start growing in my garden.

Pink Ballerina Roses

So maybe not everything's coming up roses all the time but when they do, I'm going to take the time to notice and enjoy them. I hope you did too.

Tiny Dancer - Ballerina Rose Photography Print

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