This rose is named The Children’s Rose and I totally appreciate its shape and colour.

It has an attractive slight perfume and a generosity of blooming that remind me of small children: they are all attractive in an individual way, they are generous in spirit, forgiving each other in play, they reach out to us as this rose does, hoping for attention and appreciation, at the same time giving willingly of their love and acceptance of us.

They sometimes have little surprises in store for us, even as this rose does. Can you find a surprise here?

Emotography Week 45


I was surprised to find these interesting patterns in the paling fence in my backyard.


If I “open my eyes”,

Perhaps I will see

The things of beauty

that lie around me.

“Normal” and “everyday”

Though they appear

I may be happily surprised

If I take myself near.