Hello, lovely friends, and Happy Monday to you!
I hope your weekend was everything you hoped it would be.
In the past few days, the world has been filled with heartbreaking news.
As my dear friend, Kateri, wrote on Saturday:
The world seems like a very grim place today.
I agreed with her, and determined to escape that feeling with happy distractions.
Happy distraction is the purpose of this post.
I hope to get your mind off sad news by showing you a few pictures.
Pictures taken last Thursday, July 21st.
Our wedding anniversary.
When I came downstairs Thursday morning,
I saw this.
Ron surprised me with a room filled with roses.
The room smelled heavenly.
These are just like the roses in my wedding bouquet.
I tried to capture them all in a photo.
They simply wouldn't fit in just one.
There were roses of many colors.
Red, cream, pink, salmon, orange, yellow, lavender and white with red edging.
What a man.
I would like to end this post with
one of my very favorite poems
It was in a book of marriage poems
that Ron gave me for
our sixth wedding anniversary.
by Robert Frost
'When I was just as far as I could walk
From here today,
There was an hour
When leaning with my head against a flower
I heard you talk.
Don't say I didn't, for I heard you say -
You spoke from that flower on the window sill -
Do you remember what it was you said?'
'First tell me what it was you thought you heard.'
'Having found the flower and driven a bee away,
I leaned my head,
And holding by the stalk,
I listened and thought I caught the word -
What was it? Did you call me by my name?
Or did you say -
Someone said "Come" - I heard it as I bowed.'
'I may have thought as much, but not aloud.'
'Well, so I came.'