Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A quotation of hope: Is spring coming? What is it like?

Morden Blush Roses, Copyright Margaret Buffie

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
Frances Hodgen Burnett, The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is one of the great classics of children's literature.

This photo was taken in my own garden last year. It is a Morden Blush Rose. Its smell is tender and sweet. I am longing for spring and roses and rain falling on sunshine.