Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Garden Bloggers Muse Day: April 1, 2009


"Let's not grumble about roses with thorns,
Let's be thankful that thorns have roses!"
--Abraham Lincoln



Join 'Garden Bloggers Muse Day' at Carolyn gail's Sweet Home and Garden ComposeChicago every month on the 1st!

*Many thanks to Carolyn for identifying the author of this quote!!

--Today I am thankful for thorns and roses;-)

46 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful rose :-) Rose among thorns! Yes!

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  2. Great quote. Almost time for roses in our area...like another month.

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  3. Jan what a gorgeous rose to see first thing this morning ! Thanks girl ! : )

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  4. You know I am thankful for the roses! Have a great day~ Brooke

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  5. That's a great quote! Beautiful rose.

    Cameron

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  6. Good quote! Look for the positive right? :)

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  7. Lovely Roses, Jan. Yea April ... yea spring!

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  8. As a collector of roses, this is exactly the way I look at the flower.

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  9. Jan, thanks! I needed someone to remind me of that today. What a beautiful rose.

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  10. I'm not personally a big fan of roses, but I like the spirit/concept of the quote. Great muse day post!

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  11. I like that saying. The unknown author is right!

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  12. I really like how you did this collage- it looks as though it's etched on glass with the image on the image.

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  13. That is just exquisite! You made the most delicate and inspiring composite. a bit of joy for the day :)

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  14. I just LOVE red roses!

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  15. Greetings from British Columbia!
    Beautiful collage, Jan! It's snowing here!

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  16. That's a great way of looking at things :)

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  17. Beautiful Jan. We have a couple of roses but they aren't the best thanks to the deer pruning them all of the time. But they're still hanging in there - some barely!!! I just have to enjoy everyone elses.

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  18. jan...what beautiful shots of that red, red rose...just beautiful.
    have a good evening.

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  19. "Perspective" being the operative word. For the good majority of us the cup really is half full. Maybe three quarters. Beautiful rose!

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  20. Yes, it is truly lovely. As is the quote!
    Brenda

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  21. What wonderful words and divine photos! Have a great day, Jan!

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  22. What a delightful way to look at roses! I can't believe you have blooms on yours!

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  23. I like the optimistic view of the thorns and will try to remember that when working with my shrub roses this summer. The word "amazing" is over used, but it's what comes to mind when seeing your photos.

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  24. I echo Cameron, I love that quote!I'm going to write it down!--Randy

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  25. What a lovely quote & photo for Muse Day Jan! Can't wait to have roses in the garden again, with or without thorns. ;)

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  26. Absolutly exquisite!
    Sherry

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  27. Wow that's called looking on the bright side. Note toself. Remember that.
    Jave a good day. Pauline

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  28. That's what I say when I look in the mirror every morning--hehehehe.

    Beuatiful photo.

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  29. Jan, I enjoyed this post and now have Kerria on my wish list! Lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  30. What a great muse and beautiful photos!

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  31. Jan,

    I can't wait to see your babies! Thanks for popping over to my blog and as always- happy gardening!

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  32. I'm very thankful that thorns have roses :)
    Can't wait to see them blooming again in our neck of the woods. Yours is a beauty.

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  33. Let's not grumble about roses with thorns,
    Let's be thankful that thorns have roses!"

    Yes it is truth, you made me smile!
    /MB

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  34. Hi Jan, I'm going to join you in this prompt. We have a fruit and veggie garden out back, grapes on one side of home with a 30ft waterfall garden on the other. Out front is all flowers on a slope. Now I have a place to showcase our gardens. :) Your rose is stunning!

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  35. Very nice quote. I don't even see any thorns on this rose -so it's very easy to forget they're there altogether!

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  36. I was too bemused by work to amuse myself with a muse day post, but I'm enjoying catching up with others, including yours, Jan. Hope all is well...I'm still way behind in reading yet again.

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  37. What a beautiful rose :)

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  38. Thanks for joining the GBMD, Jan. Your comment box wasn't working one day last week when I stopped by.

    The quote about the rose was made by none other than Abraham Lincoln.

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  39. Thanks for visiting my site. I responded with answers to your questions on my blog today. Hope you like my hellebore! Your rose photo is stunning!

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  40. I've always loved that saying, and would never have thought that it came from honest Abe! Since we don't have any trees in the backyard yet, our feeder space is limited, that's why I bought my multipurpose feeder pole. We did decide he was a house finch, but I thinkk purple finches have been coming too. There are some that have so much more red on them, but I haven't been able to photograph them to confirm.

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  41. Love the quote! Love the photos! Stop over and read the April poem I posted. (Thanks for stopping by before and reminding me to post one!)

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  42. Jan, your collage is gorgeous! I love the sentiment, too.

    Happy Easter!

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  43. I have just been looking back through a few of your older posts and you really do take beautiful pics. I love the colors and perspective. Great job. And such a nice blog to stop in and stay a while kind of place. Makes me want to kick up my crocs and have a glass of tea while I read.
    Debbie

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  44. Hi Jan, just came back for a quick visit and to thank you for joining my blog. Nice to see you there!
    Have a great new week.
    Pauline

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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