A mass of pink.

Thankfully every year this happens.

This rose is clearly very old. It’s been here for nearly 20 years. Before that it was at Hawklads grannies house in Thornton le Dale for several years. And before that it was blooming in K’s childhood home. So it’s well travelled and clearly very old. It provides a symbol of hope to me. A beacon. We all need these in whatever form. I am so lucky to have a number of these sources of hope. Some are close by like this one which is next to my bedroom wall and some are much further away. Regardless of the distance and location, they are special to me. So I care for them and yes worry for them. In terms of the plants, we did have a few more of these symbolic plants but slowly the Yorkshire winters and living on an exposed hill have taken their toll. Now we are down just to three of these well travelled old plants. Yes the numbers are dropping each year but the hope they represent still shines so brightly. Each winter I hope and pray that they make it through the rough months. So yes, I am always thankful for another year of those treasured flowers.

Over time I have lost things which are special to me. Things change and that is life. But if I open my eyes and heart then new beauty will enter my life. Hope is renewed and flourishes again. That’s why it still can be a wonderful life.

79 thoughts on “Hope

  1. A mass of pink, each flower representing a little piece of hope. The rose is so, so lovely and seems so full of life. I believe this pink beauty will survive many, many winters to come.

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  2. Feed the soil below the plant with compost or water in some natural fertilizer (putting comfrey leaves into a bucket of water for a week and watering this onto the soil). I would also take cuttings and bring them on. Lovely blooms, so pretty.

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  3. I have similar plants that I have had for forever and mean very much to me. I lost one last year and it felt like I was losing that part of my life when the plant entered mine. Just thinking about that plant takes me back to a different time. It’s amazing how somethings touch our lives!

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      1. Yes, my weeds need watering again. Itโ€™s grey, it might rain. Then I could sit under my umbrella and let the rain water the weeds. Rain works way better than city water. They love the rain. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. ๐Ÿ˜€ The weather is confusing right now. It’s cloudy then the sun comes out. Then it’s cloudy again. Don’t think it’s going to rain, but you never know. I’ll water my weeds just in case it doesn’t rain.

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  4. Flowering plants are a great symbol of hope, especially when they have a well-traveled past like your roses. They give us faith in the journey. ๐Ÿ’•

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  5. It is always such a joy to see the flowers coming to bloom again. In some way, it feels as if that blooming flows into us and that is what gives this feeling or believing that there is always a new dawn.

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      1. I am thank you… is Friday ๐Ÿฅฐ always usually awesome on Fridays โœŒ๏ธ

        Hope you are doing good as well – enjoy your weekend!! โ˜€๏ธ

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      2. Oh my god!!!! I just looked at the date!!! I have just been going by day of week… but I missed your birthday!!! Oh my god! Iโ€™m so sorry!!!

        Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ belated!! 2 days belated – I am sorry

        Hope you enjoying rest of the birthday month โœŒ๏ธ

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  6. So beautifully written…

    Hope is what keeps us aliveโœจ
    May these pink beauties๐ŸŒน survive the rains and storms & keep blooming another many years and so do u ๐Ÿ’–

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  7. “Over time I have lost things which are special to me. Things change and that is life. But if I open my eyes and heart then new beauty will enter my life. Hope is renewed and flourishes again.”

    An amazing dose of hope ๐Ÿ‘

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