Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Philosophy in a Peony


When life presents us with a big enough problem
it can feel overwhelming


Like it's taking over our whole world


We tackle it as best we can


If we're lucky we get some help


As the problem opens itself up
for our scrutiny


We find many possible
reasons
answers
solutions
questions


In viewing the problem as a whole
we may not know where to begin
or when it will ultimately end


But it's important to remember


Problems are as much a part of life
as everything else


And sometimes,
it's only in the midst of a problem

That we discover the true beauty of life


27 comments:

  1. Dear Rosemary,
    wonderful pictures! I love your words so much!!
    Rosalie

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  2. I love these photos! I relate to what you have written, except I have yet to find the silver lining!

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  3. Wonderful words and wisdom. Beautiful and true!

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  4. Excelentes macros de delas flores....
    Cumprimentos

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  5. May you, in the midst of your current problems, find that true beauty. You always seem to find the best and most beautiful side of everything!

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  6. Hi Rosemary,
    Beautiful pictures of peonies.
    Colors and sharpness are superb.
    Also beautiful words.
    Regards, Irma

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  7. So beautiful, I like the peonies too.
    Wonderful pictures and the tales of your garden.
    I am waiting for more.
    Regards, Anne-Marie

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  8. How lovely!

    When I was little, I thought ants were created by peonies. :-)

    Pearl

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  9. Precioso post. Hermosas las fotografías!!
    Un abrazo grande.

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  10. Beautiful words including wisdom and stunning pictures. Peonies are the queens of the garden.

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  11. Dear Rosemary.
    I love your lyrics and great pictures.
    Peonies is a true aristocrat. They also smell wonderful.
    I send greetings and kisses.
    Lucia

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  12. Godt indlæg.
    Fine billeder.
    Tak for kigget.

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  13. Well said Rosemary, the Peony is totally worth it, love yours.

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  14. You have outdone yourself on this, Rosemary. The photos and your wise words are amazing. I swear I can smell that beautiful peony!

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  15. A wise and healthy way to look at life's challenges. And a lovely peony.

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  16. Wonderfully stated! Lovely photos...and after today's humidity your post is a welcome and needed refresher!

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  17. Gorgeous! Great close-ups... pink peony poetry!

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  18. Rosemary we do get the chance to see even very close with the macro shots's all good Peonies
    Thank you!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  19. Dear Rosemary, your words are so wise , I admire your strength . But you are so right, problems are here to be solved, they are a BIG part of life , like an infinite series of obstacles to overcome on the road . Your Peonie is stunning and your shots so sensitive . All the best.

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  20. ...or maybe the right word is sensible ?? xx

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  21. Nice Pictures....like it

    Re: Rosemary, my garden is not as great as it looks. With us is not right ..... we have summer in Bavaria just 20 degrees .... How is it with you in Canada ... I can not tell .... Kind regards Erwin

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  22. Rosemary, beauty of a life, the value of a life...
    Great photos!

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  23. Rosemary, your post and your photos are a perfect reminder that many times we are truly on the edge of something beautiful happening, if we just wait. And as you know, when the peony opens, those pesky ants are gone on the beautiful blooms, just like the outside forces that disappear when we are no longer struggling with our challenges.

    I hope you have an enjoyable 4th!!!

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  24. Problemy sa częścia naszego życie. Najważniejsze jest, aby mądrze i skutecznie je rozwiązać. Piekne zdjęcia piwonii. Pozdrawiam.
    Problems are a part of our lives. The key is to wisely and effectively solve them. Beautiful pictures of peonies. Yours.

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  25. I'm wondering why the ants are figuring out how to get at the nectar in the bud rather than visiting many of the open peonies. I love your captures - they are beautifully rendered.

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  26. Rosemary has spoken... and it's so true!
    Beautiful words with beautiful photo's... love them all... its such a gorgeous flower.
    Warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna :))

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  27. In this series, I really can not point favorite because all the pictures are simply stunning. I truly have to sit and watch open-mouthed.
    Really fantastic!

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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