Happy Friday from the Sharon Hite Rose Garden!

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This beautiful little rose garden is tucked into a corner of my favorite park,
the North Clackamas Park in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Over the past year I walked through here many times to keep track of the roses blooming
and to sometimes sit down and tune out this crazy world and our politics.
In moments this entire pandemic seemed just too unreal!
And quite scary!

Life however went on and we had no choice but to adapt if we wanted to avoid getting sick.
The peaceful stillness of the rose garden helped soothe my worries and concerns.
Every morning, the sun still rose, the birds sang, the flowers would open …

… and the dew drops would sparkle!

Rarely did I encounter another human here in the rose garden.
And that was just fine with me.

Occasionally a group of people would be practicing Tai Chi …

… and once this group of musicians played their ukuleles and sang in the gazebo.
What a pleasant surprise concert on a sunny Sunday afternoon!

It felt good to see other human beings, but I always kept a very healthy distance.

Time passed and the strange faces in the park turned into familiar faces.
Some would stop and chat, others would look away and hurry on.
But the roses … the roses always were there!

It’s difficult to believe that it’s been over a year since this all began.
Hopefully things will improve more quickly now that vaccinations are happening.
Please stay safe, healthy and in good spirits!

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My passions in life are vegetarian cooking, gardening, photography, writing, good books, traveling and nature. Thanks for stopping by, Sabine

18 thoughts on “Happy Friday from the Sharon Hite Rose Garden!”

  1. christine says:

    Thank you for this beautiful post! I do love Roses. Your photos of the leaves are exquisite. Not everyone looks that carefully at the leaves. My Roses are putting out shiney new leaves and our own little Rose is noticing! Have lovely weekend!

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    • I can imaging (not so little anymore) Rose in your garden! Our roses are starting to put out leaves as well and hopefully it won’t be too long before there are some buds and blooms. Happy Easter to you all! πŸ™‚


  2. Those roses with the water droplets on them are just amazing Sabine! So delicate to begin with, but with droplets hovering so uniformly on each and every one … just exquisite. What a lovely place to walk and I don’t blame you for saying this is your favorite park to go to.

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    • Thanks Linda! The droplets were picture perfect that day! This park really is a treasure and one wouldn’t necessarily think so when first pulling into the parking lot. They replaced some of the roses not too long ago, so I am waiting for the new ones to bloom. πŸ™‚

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      • It sounds beautiful Sabine. My next-door neighbor from years ago, had an entire yard of roses, all light pink, propagated from one pink rose her husband bought her when they bought the house as newlyweds. She was in her 90s and still gardening, but had some medical issues and had to go into a nursing home. New neighbor came in and tore down the rose bushes to make a bigger driveway, a wood shed, later a garage – such a shame. It smelled heavenly.

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      • Yes, this is true, but this garden truly was amazing. Every single rosebush came from that original pink rosebush. Money was tight, so she kept taking snips. My grandmother always took snips if she liked a plant and had a green thumb; so did this neighbor and the backyard smelled heavenly.

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