Monday, July 18, 2011

country lovin

submitted to the Creative Exchange


Once for all, then, a short precept is given thee:
Love, and do what thou wilt:
whether thou hold thy peace, through love hold thy peace;
whether thou cry out, through love cry out;
whether thou correct, through love correct;
whether thou spare, through love do thou spare:
let the root of love be within,
of this root can nothing spring but what is good.
~ Augustine of Hippo ~

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Rather than grumble because roses have thorns. Perhaps one should be thankful that thorns have roses... as in life.. even within its storms.. there is always time for thankfulness for life really is good, if one keeps positive and accepts the love life has to offer.. been busy with my grandson lately.. enjoying the summer what is left of it anyways.. came late this year.. but am so very thankful that summer did come.. enjoy the day.. wishing you all a lovely day.. soft hugs...




Hope~ © All rights reserved.

30 comments:

  1. So glad that I found you back again.
    Lisa asked for a definition of a cyber friend: I would say somebody you miss when they are not around.

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  2. This is really beautiful Hope. Thanks for the lovely images and reminding me of the true beauty of life.

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  3. Im an optimist also and I'm always happy to meet others that think that way. Lovely photos of your flowers ! I love yellow flowers so much
    KAT

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  4. Dear Hope, Nice thoughts and great photos of roses. As ever be well my dear friend

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  5. Beautiful floral images...but I especially like the "cool" temperature of these photos. Well done!

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  6. Such beautiful photos! Have a wonderful week, too!

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  7. What beautiful photographs these are Hope!
    Thank you so much for sharing these, and your lovely post today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a fantastic day!

    lisa.

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  8. A lovely group of photos! I think the rose bud is something special. Wonderful, positive thoughts too!

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  9. The quote and your addition hold such wonderful, sage wisdom. The uplifting feel of your post is so well matched with your beautiful photos! Thanks much!

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  10. I love roses, they are my favorite flowers of all, they look and smell so wonderful. Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers.

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  11. hi, what beautiful flower pictures and wise thoughts, I have been convicted too, about being more thankful

    Hugs - Nita

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  12. Lovely photos, the top one is beautiful. And your right about thorns & roses.

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  13. Your macros are really stunning! I'm in love with the rose bud! :)

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  14. Lovely roses. I especially like the red bud. Just perfect.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting today. I truly appreciate it. :)

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  15. Beautiful rose bud ... just discovered you on Lisa's ... glad I did ... new follower here!

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  16. So lovely, Hope. I wish my mother could see these photos. She loved beautiful flowers.

    Love you.

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  17. Love the pictures and the sentiments my friend, I quite heartily agree!

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  18. Beautiful photos of gorgeous flowers.

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  19. Hope we all have a beautiful summer!

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  20. Your flower photos are just gorgeous. Great shots!

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  21. This pictures are so lovely. If you like, join us on *PicStory*. You are warmly invited! :) LG Tina

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  22. Lovely. The detail in the top photo especially.

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  23. Thankyou for your kind words Hope! Wish I know how to use a camera like you, to many big words for me! :-)

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  24. oh my, what a great blog with stunning photography!!

    i LOVE those flower photos.

    it's really hard to pick a fave.

    betty

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  25. Nicely said. Hope all your thorn have roses :)

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  26. Beautiful roses and more. Love the lighting on so many. With so much beauty we often forget the thorns. Have to say the bud is just gorgeous. Hugs Carrie

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  27. Perfection.. Stunning ,.. Just so beautiful Hope xo

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  28. Im back.. I adore the dark roses. Brilliant.

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I delight in reading your comments, the warmth you leave me with and the smiles to great each day.. thank you.. soft hugs always Hope