The Garden Path

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The Garden Path

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The garden path meanders

down a memory lane of blooms

where fragrant roses speak of love

though their blossoms fall so soon

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I cherish well each moment

that their petals grace my way

as I walk into tomorrow

and the autumn of my days

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Though the youthful blush of beauty

will indeed make way for snow

there is promise in the rosehip

in whose heart are seeds to sow

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And so it is with people

since the days do swiftly pass

may our beauty grow inside us

as the only kind that lasts.

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Wendy/2013

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Ian and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on August 19th.

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Roses always make me think of my husband; he would often leave a rose at my apartment for me to discover when I returned home from work.

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When we got married, and shared an apartment together, he began to give me two roses to symbolize our union.

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There have been and continue to be other times when he surprises me with roses.

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I love these kind of surprises.

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I am surprised how fast thirty years has flown past!

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I think the main reason (besides God’s grace) that we have survived and thrived in our marriage is that we continued to do the things we did when we were dating…

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things such as walking, hiking, and laughing together.

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There is more than one way to spell love (besides luv).

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T I M E

 * time together *

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Sometimes we just stroll through our garden, side by side, at the end of the day.

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These last three rose pictures are from a local demonstration garden that we toured.

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A dear friend told me about it; so I showed it to Ian. He likes surprises too.

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Pleasant surprise blessings ~ Wendy

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What’s your favorite kind of surprise?

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I changed my blog theme again to reflect my growing enthusiasm for photography.

 On other peoples’ blogs I have loved  seeing their pictures big and bright.

My turn. 🙂

* Don’t forget to check out my Greenlightlady Facebook link below. *

(It features pictures and links from my other blogs too!)

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