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Day 85: The Red Rose in the Window | by Steven Dempsey
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Day 85: The Red Rose in the Window

This flower sits right outside my bedroom window and I have kept an eye on it for the five months we have lived in our house. It has prevailed through snow and rain.


In our previous home, I failed miserably as a gardener despite a plethora of good intentions. The yard was just too big. We had an acre of grass and I couldn't keep up with it. Sometimes it would take an entire day just to get the mowing done.


When we moved, the scale of everything was a better fit for me and the yard was much more manageable. Each day, when I looked out at this rose, this little engine that could, I was inspired to get it right this time around.


The sun was shining bright yesterday and there was a distinct hint of spring in the air. I could hear the neighboring kids laughing on swings and the sound of lawn mowers being fired up. I joined the party myself and bought two bird feeders and a hummingbird feeder and then spent the rest of the day in the yard cleaning up most of the remaining debris from Fall/Winter.


Not only does it look good but it feels good for the soul. The red rose looked particularly beautiful yesterday almost like it noticed and approved my good work.





1. iPhone 4s

2. Natural light

3. Hipstamatic app


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Taken on March 25, 2012