In my research for preserving the pears given to me, I came across this information:
"A large family of plants, the Rosaceae, characterized by showy flowers with five separated petals and numerous stamens borne on the margin of a cuplike structure, including important fruits such as apple, cherry, peach, pear, plum, raspberry and strawberry, as well as ornamentals such as the rose and spirea."
It was just a coincidence that roses were on my mind this past week. We returned from our visits from the hospital (yes, plural is correct... we went twice in the week) and both times the minature roses were
blooming and they have never bloomed that much before. We have them in pots on our front porch , so it was almost as if they did it just at that time, so as to make sure that would be the first sight we would see when we climbed up our steps to our front door.
Lovely Nan from letters from a hill farm left me a comment to go to Youtube and listen to "Moonlight In Vermont" which mentions sycamore trees. I did so but also, over to the side , there was a photo of Louis Amstrong with his wonderful songs and I listened to several of them...and one of them was "La Vie en Rose".
Maybe it wasn't a coincidence, maybe something is reminding me that no matter what, I still have my husband and we still have our "La Vie en Rose". The last stanza of the song goes like this...
Give your heart and soul to me
and life will always be La Vie en Rose.
Here are photos of our actual minature roses. Oh, and my son just reminded me that this same song was in the movie "Wall-e", one of our favorites: