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A good year for the roses …


A few weeks ago I was worried. Our climbing roses were looking moribund, thanks to prolonged frosts and an earlier dry spell. But now look at ’em. The hearty sons o’ guns are bursting forth with optimistic blossoms.

Ain’t nature grand?

I’d like to be able to extend the metaphor to the state of our nation, but human nature isn’t as reliable as the real thing. Maybe in the fall we’ll find out that 2018 was a good year for the “roses.”

7 comments on “A good year for the roses …

  1. kingmidget
    April 22, 2018

    I natural pessimism and skepticism (and a few more isms) leads me to wait for the day after election day before I get too excited about what may or may not happen. 6 1/2 more months — so much can happen.

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 22, 2018

      Yes, I’m expecting all kinds of October surprises. Probably May, June, July, August, and September surprises too. 😐

  2. Audrey Driscoll
    April 22, 2018

    Hurray for the roses! I thought they’d recover.

  3. 1WriteWay
    April 22, 2018

    I feel kinda hopeful given how some local and state-level elections are going. Glad to hear about your roses 🙂

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 22, 2018

      Yes, some of the special elections have been encouraging. Gotta keep the mo goin’!

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