During my last trip home to the Okanagan I found a number of roses still bravely blooming in Penticton’s public rose garden. It was very overcast with occasional misty rain and a very sharp wind.
Some were faring better than others, but I was surprised at how resilient they were.
Given how hard-hit British Columbia has been by heat waves, forest fires, floods and landslides, all in less than five months, we may all need to become much more resilient than we have been.
5 thoughts on “Rose Brave”
It’s amazing how this flower (that we often think of as being delicate) can also be so resilient.
I agree. My mother was very successful at growing roses, and she spent a lot of time getting them ready for winter, but I wonder if they needed that much help.
It probably made her feel good and most likely the roses rewarded her. But you’re right, they might have rewarded her regardless.
When these extreme temperatures and storms start to become more frequent, it’s hard to ignore. We all must find ways to become more resilient and it’s a good reminder for us to take better care of our planet.
I agree completely. Not only do we need to be more resilient, we’re going to need to think more carefully about the effects we’re having on our planet.
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