December Rose in Crisfield
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” ~ James Matthew Barrie, May 3, 1922, Rectorial address at St Andrew's University, Scotland
So far, the weather has been kind to Crisfielders, and we don't need memory - or a photograph - not just yet - to remember what a rose looks like. Well, maybe I do. Yesterday this rose was budding; today it is gone, brightening up someone's home. This was to be my December 1, post titled December Rose.The best laid plans of photographers and bloggers...
With the temperatures hoovering in the 60's today and tomorrow, there are still roses to be found around Crisfield. So smell the roses while you can, and remember to, 'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may...' I fully expected to see this rose today. A lesson learned in expectations. For a photographer, a lesson learned in taking that extra moment to photograph something that catches your eye. And a real lesson learned in enjoying the things we have today, because tomorrow they may be gone.