Today's Flowers: The Weight of Dawn
Here is a dew-laden rose that I photographed in April at the New Hanover County Arboretum in Wilmington, North Carolina. I had stepped out this morning to take photos of the local flora, but everthing had been either reduced to fuzz or fried by frost. These days I am not in the mood for the end of things; I am looking for what's new. Finding it today meant looking back. It's like that sometimes. I remember when my daughter was little; before every milestone--walking, talking, using the bathroom--there was a step back before the leap forward. It makes sense that we check our footing before we push off.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. (Saint Francis de Sales)