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Roses of Fall

Black Velvet Rose broken branch

Black Velvet Rose broken branch

The bleeding of the wound is prolific and races down the finger and onto the soil.  We had a rain storm that separated us from the wave of heat and cooled the nights to temperate sleep.  It also brought the vibrant blooms of the roses to the ground and tore the tallest branches down with weight.

I pruned this morning to prevent mildew and repair the damage, trying to leave a bloom or two to hips and allow the bush to nurture itself.   What I left is now parading itself and sunbathing in preparation for the 80’F (27’C) expectation of the afternoon.  I do not believe there will be recovery for the petunias, and my thorned finger needs pressure.

I am attempting to find inspiration to write about the Beginnings experienced in the Fall Season of the year for my gathering this evening; something to share  and I am working on trusting what I receive.

A memory came to me as I wrote:

the deer only left 1 zinnia

the deer only left 1 zinnia

A Mother died suddenly and left her child an orphan.  It is an end and a beginning…

I was so profoundly moved by Talon’s beautiful words to her Mother, I want to share Fire and Roses with you.

I ask you to head on over and read her words – I think you will be moved by such beauty and wisdom.

The Overt Link to Fire and Roses

How is the transition to a new season a new beginning for you?  What ends for you?


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8 Responses to “Roses of Fall”

  1. Vered | Blogger for Hire Says:

    I don’t like fall… but spring will eventually come back!
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    patricia Reply:

    I think each season has its own delight and magic, but I was never fond of the school preparations when living with teachers, and I did not get to choose my own clothes and notebooks etc. Until I had to pay for them. My mother often made me a new dress from one of my sister’s old ones – my sister is petite and thin and I was always taller and wider. One of my childhood friends that I recently reconnected with asked me why I wore such strange things to school – so I know I was not alone in my perception….My Mother only gave practical gifts so for my end of August birthday I got my school supplies and workbooks.
    Mixed feelings about Fall now – But definitely thoughts about Mothers.

  2. suZen Says:

    Hi Patricia! I lived so rurally growing up that I could not wait for school to start just to see my friends again! So fall has good feelings attached to it – tho in today’s light, I am busy trying to bring in the plants that will make it in the house this winter and my only true sadness (how dumb is this?) is having to pack away my flipflops!
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    patricia Reply:

    Oh suZen,
    You made me laugh….Thank you

  3. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    Patricia –

    Thank you for the link to Talon’s beautiful words — tribute — to her mother.
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    Patricia Reply:

    You are welcome
    Thank you for coming by
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  4. marge Says:

    very sweet Patricia.now looking forward to spring LOL
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    patricia Reply:

    Welcome Marge – whirligig,

    Those season just keep on coming, just need to enjoy each one.

    Beginning to end