Roses after the rainfall

We’ve had a couple of days of constant and sometimes heavy rainfall.  Although it’s wonderful for the lawns it’s also pelted some of the flowers.  We have a beautiful John Cabot climbing rose in the backyard that has been full of blooms.  With the weight of the rain it has pulled some of the canes so far forward that the blooms have been touching the lawn.  Those blooms that were past their prime have been knocked down and have created a carpet of petals on the lawn under the bush.  At first I wanted to clean up all the petals, and yet upon a closer look I realized that they were truly quite lovely as they lay scattered about.   Sometimes the “untidiness” of nature has lessons for us all to learn.

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