Tale Weaver – #161 – 1st March 2018 – The Beauty in Nature

This is a good one Michael, especially with the weather here just now.
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No, I’m not going to write some more on The Beast from the East or Storm Emma which is about to meet it head on. The media are describing it as The Perfect Storm, and remembering the film with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, the film’s weather images were spectacular, but the event catastrophic and deadly.

I find beauty in nature everywhere to be honest. Even things like spiders which I don’t particularly like, spin the most beautiful intricate webs, and a wasps’ nest (something else I’m not a fan of) has an amazing design of wavy, rippled and layered paper.
But you know one of the things that really fascinates me?
Roses.
Not only for their beauty and fragrance, but their resilience.
There is a property down the road from us that has a rose bush which seems to be forever in bud.
Even with this horrendously cold and bitter weather, there are at least five tight buds tinged with pink on it, ready to burst into bloom at the kiss of the sun.

I took this picture of one of its blooms in October and used it for the black and white challenge. Isn’t it beautiful?

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Tale Weaver – #161 – 1st March 2018 – The Beauty in Nature

  1. Michael says:

    The beauty of nature is everywhere isn’t it. I have a blood red rose growing in my front yard which is very old and the only thing my dad asked me not to kill in the garden. It survives brilliantly on my neglect. Thanks so much for your contribution to the tale weaver and I hope the storm leaves you alone.

    • I love roses, as did my grandfather and my Dad. We have three bushes here now, and hope we get some blooms in the summer.
      The storm is still going, though no more snow thank goodness, but the wind is a constant 34mph now with gusts up to 60 mph. We won’t be going far again today as the wind chill is giving us temperatures of minus 13 at the moment.

      • Michael says:

        Ohhhh that windchill would cut through you I would think.

      • It does, and almost blows you over. We donned our yellow suits including leggings yesterday to take Maggie for a short walk, but it just cut straight through us. She feels the cold too, so her jacket and liner is a must. It’s wonderful coming home as it’s lovely and warm, even if I can’t see because my glasses steam up! The kettle is within touching distance of the kitchen door, always full and ready to be clicked on by touch and instinct!

      • Michael says:

        Always good getting home on a cold day

  2. Deb Whittam says:

    What a gorgeous photo – I think you have really captured both the fragility and the strength of the rose in your photo. Thanks so much for sharing

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