|Roses in a Crystal Vase ~ photograph by me, 31 May 2011|
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
One may live without bread, not without roses.
Flowers really do intoxicate me. ~Vita Sackville-West
These lovely roses are from my shamefully unkempt garden.
They are the first roses of the summer.
I have now decided that instead of celebrating the first of January
as the first day of the year,
I will celebrate the first day the roses bloom.
Get your champagne flutes out.