Henry Fonda Tea Rose

Henry Fonda Tea Rose
My Special Rose

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Too Long Away

How can it be almost May? My little blog has lanquished in neglect for months; through Autumn, and the coldest Winter in years. Spring is stirring me to life again. Thank God for that!

A small perennial poking stubbornly through rocks and debris restores my lagging faith. Winter was so long, and the days so predictable. One begins to forget the gift of returning narcissus, daffodils, forsythia. The lucious colors of tulips have saved their surprise all these months; a few lost to hungry animals, but who can fault them--they do look good enough to eat.

Everything becomes Technicolor; slamming the door on the gray of winter. The sounds of birds suddenly begins, as if on signal. Soon the drumming of woodpeckers joins in and my laughable one-note bird (I don't know what species he belongs to) picks up where he left off last year.

Is it any wonder that a bit of longing comes with the gift of Spring? I can't help but long to have the youthful body, sans arthritis, and the thick auburn hair that attracted my husband long ago. Now, if I plant a tulip, and if it makes it through the winter, it comes back as lovely as ever. That's a trick I'd like to learn.

My favorite flower is still a rose, despite the darned thorns. I discovered a beautiful golden yellow rose whose fragrance fills the room, though I hate to cut it and bring it in. It was named after a man, of all things: "Henry Fonda". Never thought of a rose as anything but feminine. I will try to post a photo or two of my sweet smelling Henry. Don't think Norm will mind a bit.


Joan Ellen Gage said...

It is nice to see you back. Such a lovely yellow rose!

Carole R. Thompson said...

Joan Ellen: I thank you for stopping by. Glad you like the roses. I have to go out and cut off the spent blossoms this morning, hoping to have more take their place. Best Wishes! Carole

Nancy Simpson said...

Hello Carole, That was a tough winter. I lost touch with a number of freinds during the cold months. It is so good to see you are back.

Your roses are out of this world.

Glenda Beall said...

Hi,Carole, I always enjoy your posts although they are sparse in number. Henry Fonda is one gorgeous rose. I love roses also, but can't take care of them anymore. Just too hard to get out and garden as I used to do in those good old days. Now I'm a patio gardener.