Rosen und Dichter, XI


“What a lovely thing a rose is!"

He walked past the couch to the open window and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green. It was a new phase of his character to me, for I had never before seen him show any keen interest in natural objects.

"There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as religion," said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. "It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty


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  1. Beautiful! Think I could also share in this project? Maybe I can try!

  2. Dear - this rose I will take with me when I go to visit my grand son today! I am sorry for not being here with you, but life is serving me a lot of challenges right now.After we moving in the beginning of July, than I will follow you as before. Happy Sunday to you!

  3. Wunderschön meine liebe Isabella...


    Aus Rosenblüten
    Singen feine Schwingungen
    Duftende Lieder

    © Hans-Peter Zürcher

    Umarmung und liebste Grüsse

    Hans-Peter dein Foto- und Lyrikfreund

  4. Wie immer ein toller Beitrag. Herzliche Grüsse und einen wunderschönen Sonntag,

  5. An ever sweet rose, beautifully photographed.

    Roses have begun to appear in my own flowerbeds. I don't know yet what they are exactly as we bought the house last autumn. Hmm...

  6. Wunderschoen! In meinem Garten erblühen jeden Tag neue Rosen und es ist eine Freude! Eine schoene Woche !

  7. c'est magnifique et les couleurs sont superbes !
    délicatesse !
    bisous Isabella

  8. Wow, ich bedanke mich für deinen fantastischen Beitrag. Bei dir kommt auch die Schrift so schön zur geltung, farblich absolut toll, es strahlt antik und erzählt eine Geschichte. Eine Ehre dich in der Vorschauleite beim projekt zu sehen.

    Liebe Grüße von tatjana

  9. Ganz wunderbares Bild. Ich bin richtig gefangen. LG Aqually


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