With rushing winds and gloomy skies
The dark and stubborn winter dies;
Far-off, unseen, spring faintly cries,
Bidding her earliest child arise;
OH! If you've been following my January rose post . . .
And subsequent February rose posts . . .
How sad it is that I must report my February Rose - which had been my January Rose - a leftover from last season that grew with promise in December - the last of its kind from November - that would not say die come October . . .
Has quite withered in decay . . . finally . . .
Fateful Rose in March
My poor February rose
Tragically in the throes
Decays - dying 'ere it goes
A hold-out from last season
Braving winter for spring teasin'
If come to bloom it would be pleasin'
Now, in March I shed a tear
Behold, comes the pruning shear
Cut back left overs of last year
A new rose will bloom here!
So - where are my pinks with such somber news?? Right here:
In a cheerful bouquet brought to me by dear young friends come for a recent dinner party.
Can't you tell they're young actors? Just had to share this lovely picture of them on a recent photoshoot - knew you'd all enjoy. The gentleman used to be in my performing troupe and of late has returned from a year of study in England where he earned his Master's Degree in Medieval History. He currently teaches on two campuses here in South Jersey and just started a wonderful blog with advice and opinions about gentlemanly behavior and - I expect - history, on occasion. Visit him HERE and say hello at The Polished Monicle. His lady fair is a delightful new acquaintance and a very talented actress! I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and look forward to future teatime adventures in her company. Aren't the daisies and carnations they brought me bursting with joy - like the hope of my front garden in just a couple of months!
My daughter and her husband joined us for dinner and blessed me with this stunning orchid!!
And, speaking of my daughter and her husband - do check out more awesome photos from the wedding at the amazing Memoirs post just up from her wedding photographer and our dear friend at VIOLET BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY - stunning images and such beautiful words honoring the bride and groom. Makes me feel pink all over . . .
Lose a rose - gain orchids, carnations, and good company! Yeah - I win!
Sharing Welcome March - Goodbye Rose with Beverly on Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.