- Posted May 10, 2012 by
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Roses are difficult here
Then the early winter of Oct. 2010 hit with -35 below temps out of no where and it killed almost every bush and tree in our yard.
Today the roses are gone, wiped out by dessicating west winds this past winter that killed almost everything once more, despite watering in the plants.
HMMM. Time to go plant some new bushes and remember, this is difficult country for roses. It's not Hawaii or Samoa. We are geologically and politically stable and we have oil and gas. But what we have in some ways, we make up for in a lack of ther things, like a warm Pacific climate.
As my Grand mother used to say, "Just remember, things could always be worse."
Tough country, no country for old men.
At least the tornadoes have missed us, this monster did.
Though I am oft reminded that those of us who don't die today, are just quit until the next day comes along, then its their turn.
I am mindful of the storms of oife we all must pass through on a regular basis. Without Hope, Courage and Love to guide us our progress would be hard to tolerate.
Life keeps us all regularly humbled, does it not?