Rochelle is our hostess for the challenge, and Dale Rogerson has provided our photo prompt.
The rose may wear a cloak of ice,
But the beauty remains.
Frozen and captured in time,
‘Til caressed by the spring rains.
Nothing fades, but continues,
Nature sees to its needs,
Petals may fall but nurture
The soil where it dropped its seeds.
Timeless, the rose will linger
New growth, a trembling shoot,
Protected and sheltered forever,
This hardy and determined root.
A bud appears, slightly timid,
Braves the elements to see the sky,
Bathed by the sun it will flourish,
Live forever, and never die.