With nights dipping into the forties, days turning crisp, and autumn at its height of color, it is a rare pleasure to find a red rose in full fiery bloom. Thank you to Allison Krug for sharing this shot of a spectacular late Bainbridge Island blossom.
As Neil Young said, “Love is a rose, but you better not pick it. It only grows when it’s on the vine. A handful of thorns and you know you’ve missed it. You lose your love when you say the word, “Mine.”
May this rose bloom on in our minds through the gloomy months ahead as a warm blood red promise of summer’s return.
Listen to “Love Is a Rose” by Neil Young:
Photo courtesy of Allison Krug.