March 3, 2014

Winter :: Rescued Roses :: Blessings

While spring teased only a day ago, today is bitterly cold and a thunderstorm brews to the west, marching steadily this way.  Ice threatens and there is a day more to ponder the beauty that is winter.   Soup simmers on the stove and an early, bashful rose, rescued from the cold, absorbs warm sunlight on the kitchen counter.  Life is beautiful...winter is beautiful.

We give thanks for the blessing of winter:

Season to cherish the heart.

To make warmth and quiet for the heart.

To make soups and broths for the heart.

To cook for the heart and read for the

To curl up softly and nestle with the heart.

To sleep deeply and gently at one with
   the heart.

To dream with the heart.

To spend time with the heart.

A long, long time of peace with the heart.

We give thanks for the blessing of winter:

Season to cherish the heart.


The Prayer Tree - Leunig


  1. I think I felt a warm breeze just looking at your rose. She is a beauty indeed. Here is to a span of days without freezing temperatures (or precipitation!) in the mix.

  2. OK, I guess winter isn't so bad. ;-) Thanks for sharing the lovely Rose and the inspirational message. I hope you won't get too much ice!

  3. I love how you are embracing winter and that withered is lovely. I hope your garden survives the frost.

  4. Preciosa la fotografía y las palabras !
    Un fuerte abrazo.

  5. I'm hoping my roses have survived our winter to bloom at all. It is a beautiful thing to feel peace, especially in such an unpeaceful world. :o)

  6. Glad your roses were spared...winter is a beautiful season and long in these parts.


Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
~A.A. Milne

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