Wednesday, 6 November 2013

rose petals on quartz

Do you remember the rose
that I took from the garden
on the day before the storm?

I came into the kitchen
and saw that the petals
were shedding slowly
into my wooden bowl.

I sat in the sunshine
and watched for a while.
Pink rose petals
falling on white quartz.

Now that I am back at work
I will try to remember
that tranquil sunlit moment
on the last day of my sabbatical.


this post is for sweet Abi
who gave me another pink rose
which I have planted
outside my kitchen door
so I can enjoy it
every sunlit morning.
x x x


  1. Looking at that picture I could never guess it was taken in November.

  2. roses and sunshine - a perfect combination on a dreary November day

  3. Liz in Missouri USANovember 06, 2013

    What a lovely start to the day.

  4. It will be there, closing your eyes and remembering that day, and so will be the quality of that tranquility.

  5. A beautiful post Alice, you have pictures as well as memories to remind you.

  6. So beautiful! Alice, I looked at each photo for more than a full Pure, simple, perfection.


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