Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In The Month of Love......

......As a young child I loved valentines and one of the few things I remember about early school is the exchanging of valentines and we made special envelopes to receive our valentines in. Now Valentine Day is not one of my favorite holidays.........

The words on this container are Gather Ye......Rosebuds.  I am making some effort to bring rosebuds and other pretty flowers inside. In this month of "love" this post will be my "ode to love" - scrambled, but  valuable.

                                                                                 I never spend much time arranging and I like bouquets looking balanced but as natural as possible.  I almost like the overall-look better when some petals fall to the table. Roses do have a romantic look, don't they?  For me, old garden roses are way better than long stems from a florist. But, they never seem to last very long.  Love relationships almost always have their "ups" and "downs" Some people do "make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon" but, the sky is not always blue!

Sometimes the expression of love is clumsy, scrambled, the petals become arranged in unnatural ways but, they can still be used to form a pretty picture. 

Sometimes they can never be returned to their original position, shape. 

And, sometimes when drying takes place, all is not lost, good memories remain and slowly new luster is added to the picture and is enjoyed.

"We all know what constitutes loving behavior, we need but to act upon it, not continually question it.  Over-analysis often confuses the issue and in the end brings us no closer to insight.  We sometimes become too busy classifying, separating and examining to remember that love is easy.  It is we who make it complicated."

Look and see.  Listen and hear.

"Love is the beauty of the soul".

And, occasionally, can it be as simple as a spoonful of chocolate?  
One thing we can know for sure: "And now these three remain; faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13

Proverbs 4:23  This photograph is not mine - borrowed from Pinterest.


  1. I love the meaning and symbolism of this lovely post, Betty. Thank you and happy valentine's day. The photos are simply beautiful.


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