Sons and Roses!

On my previous post, I used only the photos I’d taken of one rose-bush. There were other roses I had photographed, and  I’d like to share some of them with you today.

I’d also like to dedicate today’s post to my two teen sons.

Boundaries can be a very good thing – out of respect for my sons’ requests – I will not feature pictures of their handsome faces.

At our old place, garden boundaries were crucial if I expected to enjoy any rose blooms.  Deer traversed regularly through our property.

My oldest son and I were sitting on the front porch when a doe and newly born fawn emerged from the woods.  The baby was precariously wobbly while mother was cleaning it off.

That was a special mother and son moment… for all four of us!

Soon, as this speckled fawn grew up, our fencing would be the only thing between it and my roses.  I have learned that deer love roses as much as I do.

A few years after this birth, my youngest son handed me a special little card he had made.  It said he was praying that my new rose garden, I was building, would be beautiful!

It did turn out much better than I had anticipated, but not as beautiful as that card and the blue eyes that accompanied it.

I don’t have that particular rose garden anymore; but I have the card and the dear son who made it.

My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.  Proverbs 6:20


Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. Proverbs 6:21

When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. Proverbs 6:22

Thankful for sons and roses,


17 thoughts on “Sons and Roses!

  1. So much beauty, so much love. Congratulations, your son’s and family are very fortunate to have you in their lives caring and loving…and being an excellent gardener and very very creative! 🙂

    1. Thank you, I can’t wait to show my daughter your newest post. She has the creative passion too! Wool is one of her favorite mediums to work with. ~ Wendy

  2. What beautiful pictures, and even more beautiful is your special bond of love with your sons and daughter! Thank you for sharing those special moments. You are an excellent gardener! I wish I can grow such lovely roses like you! Thank you for visiting my blog and I am delighted to discover that both of us wrote about our children on our latest posts! Blessings to you and your beautiful family! Dee

  3. Beautiful flowers accompanied with beautiful words, it was lovely to drop by and sit with you in your garden – really felt the Creator’s beauty here… thanks for sharing and thanks for liking my blog page 🙂

  4. Wendy, I love the way your sons (and your love for them), your lovely roses, and the scriptures you have chosen all intertwine. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Mary Ann. I do, indeed, love our children. At supper tonight I was imagining that someone was taking a photo of our family as the five of us were eating. It was one of those meals that everyone liked and we were all laughing together. I have tucked a photo away in my brain… ~ Wendy

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