Life Matters

A walk amongst the roses

A walk amongst the roses in our garden tells me something about life. You can brush up against some roses and all you experience is their beauty and their fragrance. With other roses you have to be careful as you may get hurt by their thorns!

A quote by Pablo Picasso is a good way to look at the world. It says, ‘You can complain because roses have thorns or you can rejoice because thorns have roses’. Even some people who are a little abrasive have other attributes that can endear us. We just have to look past the thorns, handle them with care in order to see the beauty of the rose within.

Another quote I came across was ‘I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck’ – Emma Goldman. Yes, we can love the rose but someone needs to sit down and have a good talk to that woman!

It is a cool day in Toowoomba but lovely in the sun and and ideal day to walk amongst the roses. I do not know the names of all the roses in our garden, apart from the well known roses such as the Iceberg and the ones we planted ourselves after we bought the house. As there are over 150 species of roses it is understandable that I don’t know the names of all the roses in our garden.

We did bring a few varieties with us including the Veilchenblau Climbing blue rambler rose (1906) and the Montville rose and a few others. The Montville rose is a lovely soft pink but today I could not take a photo of it today as all the petals were falling off the fully formed roses.

I hope you enjoy my photos. You can pretend you just took a walk with me amongst the roses. If you would really like to get amongst the roses than you can visit the Queensland State Rose Garden in Newtown Park, Toowoomba. Click here for more details.

Veilchenblau blue rambler climbing rose (1906)
The rose called Susan. Planted in memory of my sister Susan.
Some of the most popular is the red rose.
The Osiria rose is a hybrid tea rose. White with red tips.
A minature rose.
The very popular Iceberg rose.
Could this be the Mister Lincoln?
Another minature rose.
Maybe a floribunda rose?

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