“Shrub Rose,” 5×5, Acrylic, ©June Rollins
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She is not hybrid tea rose status, but what an amazing little shrub rose I’m tending in my flower garden 🙂
My Rose Westerland Shrub, an undemanding diva with her generous, ever-changing, spicy, fragrant blooms inspires me to be the best I can be.
If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.
If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie then just be a bass —
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here,
There’s big work to do, and there’s lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.
If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail —
Be the best of whatever you are!
Douglass Malloch (1877-1938) American Poet, Short Story Writer
We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
Wishing you amazing, little shrub rose, discoveries today.