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Nature Provides the Answer

Posted: Friday 5th June 2015 by 30DaysWild2015

Climbing rosesClimbing roses

Looking for ideas for today's blog one comes at an unexpected moment.

Nature Provides the Answer

A busy day again today but in the back of my mind all day has been the question: What Random Act of Wildness can I write about today?

It has been a beautiful sunny day today but as I arrived home the sun went behind a blanket of cloud and the air became quite humid and heavy.  As I walked round the side of the house I was hit by the perfume of our climbing rose, generally I don't smell too well (Oh!  Haha!) I seem to be scent blind to a number of natural smells, fox being one, but those roses were just wonderful, their perfume just hanging in the narrow passage between the wall and the woodshed.  We are not good gardeners; things either die or grow so extravagently that we have to remove them but the garden does look at its best for the couple of weeks at the end of May and beginning of June.  Gill's dad planted this rose as a gift when we moved here 20 years ago and I sort of prune it when it begins to fall off the wall; it deserves better treatment because at this time of year it is stunning.

I stood breathing in the heady scent for quite a while then thought: "I must get on, I need to think of my Random Act of Wildness".  

Sometimes I can be very slow: I'd just done it. Roses growing next to path

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our window today.

Dale Carnegie

At Christmas I no more desire a rose

Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;

But like of each thing that in season grows.

William Shakespeare; Love's Labours Lost.

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