Wicked Wednesday: Roses

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare

 

IMG_1786I first heard that quote when I was four, spoken by Captain Kirk to Kelinda in an episode of Star Trek called “By Any Other Name.” Kelinda’s race called roses sahsheer, and I wonder if they did smell as wonderfully as the rose.

IMG_1788I’ve always loved roses. I think they’re one of the most beautiful flowers, with a heady, sweet smell. Their blooms are deceptively delicate, and the thorns apt to draw blood if you pick one without care.  I still have my first bouquet of roses, given to me many years ago – the age has made it fragile, the petals blackened and ready to turn to dust at the slightest touch.

In my garden, I have roses of all colors and varieties: pink, orange, yellow, mauve, white, and red. Each has its own unique beauty and wonderful scent, and when they begin to bloom mid summer, it’s heaven to sit outdoors and take in their beauty and their smell.

Surround me with roses, and I will be yours.

 

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3 Responses to Wicked Wednesday: Roses

  1. You know, when I first saw the prompt, that quote is the first thing I thought of! :)

    I wish I had room for a rose garden, wish I was a good enough gardener not to kill everything I come into contact with lol
    xx

  2. Beautiful words . . . and love the “thorns” in your picture!!!
    Xxx – K

  3. I love to look at flowers, roses included, when they are on a plant, but I don’t particularly like to get a bouquet of flowers. They are much more beautiful out in nature where they belong, or in a well-kept garden :)

    Rebel xox