Saturday, July 20, 2013

STOP and Smell the Roses


On 'DoodleNose' alert 
on 'soft perfume of rose' alert


The fog has descended upon us after a few days of humid hot weather.


But look what I found 


Everywhere 


The fresh aroma of these delectables is smothering the trail.


Over abundance of this wild rose is always welcome.


We've been walking for a half hour with non-stop fragrance.


These roses like the fog, the coolness freshens up their faces


and just makes the walk so much more interesting.


This 'lovely' is dappled in fog dew,
so beautiful.


My solo meanders into tall grasses 
finds me in the middle of more
pink blossoms.


I really did stop and smell the roses this evening.
  Beauty is all around me and you,
so take advantage 
when the time is present.

~~~

Namaste

44 comments:

  1. Yes, you captured the essence very well Sophie/Ron.
    Nice job you two!

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  2. Awww, that lovely. I know why you love them sooo much, Sophie ;)! They are called Hunds-Rose. Like Doggie-Rose. :))) They shure smell goooood. But they have spikes.

    ,,Adieu“‘ sagte der Fuchs. ,,Hier mein Geheim­nis. Es ist ganz einfach: man sieht nur mit dem Herzen gut. Das Wesentliche ist für die Augen unsichtbar.“
    ,,Das Wesentliche ist für die Augen unsichtbar“, wiederholte der kleine Prinz, um es sich zu merken.
    ,,Die Zeit, die du für deine Rose verloren hast, sie macht deine Rose so wichtig.“
    ,,Die Zeit, die ich für meine Rose verloren habe...“, sagte der kleine Prinz, um es sich zu merken.
    ,,Die Menschen haben diese Wahrheit verges­sen“, sagte der Fuchs. ,,Aber du darfst sie nicht vergessen. Du bist zeitlebens für das verantwortlich, was du dir vertraut gemacht hast. Du bist für deine Rose verantwortlich...“
    ,,Ich bin für meine Rose verantwortlich...“, wiederholte der kleine Prinz, um es sich zu merken.

    I love Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Der kleine Prinz.
    Have a grrreat weekend with your dads :D!

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    1. "Goodbye" said the fox. "Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye. "
      "The essential is invisible to the eye," the little prince repeated, in order to remember it.
      "the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."
      "The time I have wasted for my rose ..." said the little prince, in order to remember it.
      "People have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget. You are his life responsible for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose ... "
      "I am responsible for my rose ...," the little prince repeated, so as to remember.

      Thank you so much for this ~~~ it is quite lovely!!

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  3. I do love and appreciate the wild flowers along life's path. The daisies are gone here for the season but now we have tiger lilies and brown eyed susans.

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    1. That sounds very much like early fall/late summer flowers ~~ they will probably come out early this year because of the heat and moisture !

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  4. Your post brought back the aroma of wild roses that were all around the trails near the school where I taught. Will have to seek them out at Jericho. So many flowers in gorgeous gardens but nothing quite matches that wild beauty. Stellar photographs, too! The 2nd and 3rd ones from the end especially caught my eye.

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    1. Hi Carol ~~~ so glad to hear from you. I trust Bill is progressing slowly but surely with your help. Maybe some roses are needed for his recovery, the sweet scent and the beautiful shades of pink.
      Take care!
      Ron

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  5. Amazing to see them stretched so far afield. A lovely time... to stop and smell the roses.

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    1. The overcast skies helped to accentuate the pinkness so many different shades of pink.

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  6. Sophie
    Oh the roses are so wild and free and beautiful! I am so glad your sniffer found them!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. I can zero in on pretty much anything once I set my "NOSE" to it!!!!

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  7. So beautiful. Deep inhale and I can smell those roses here.

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    1. This was one of those walks that you didn't want to stop because of the fragrance. I wish we had smell-o-vision!

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  8. Thank you Sophie Doodle for finding those wild roses. If you go back in the fall, you will find rosehips there. I love wild roses, but we don't have any here, so this was a treat for me and the pictures are so gorgeous too.

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    1. The hips will be everywhere.

      One year the guys picked a basket full of rose petals to dry them. The process was supposed to work like a charm, no luck, but at least they had rose perfume everywhere in the house for a few days!

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  9. Oh. how wonderful to be surrounded by such fragrant beauty!

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    1. Why thank you so very much. I was fortunate to have a Chocolate Lab Daddy and Blond Standard Poodle Mommy so my high-lights help to make me "easy" to look at, LOL!!

      Thanks for joining and welcome to my Doodle World!!

      Sophie

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  11. You are reflected in the beauty around you Sophie! Your dads must have an eye for beauty too! We hope that you saw we were on the west coast, Oregon specifically. We tried to leave a message on your bloggy but our Internet was bad and we only had mom's phone to use and it would not load your blog for some reason?!?! We just got back from vacation and are trying to catch up on everyone's blogs.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. So sorry about the cyber-wonkiness, now that you are home from the west coast, I'm sure you'll have a ton of Doodle Stories to tell!!

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  12. You and your wonderful Doodle nose know what smells beautiful, Sophie. What a sweet walk you took with your Dads. And these photos, as they are every time, magnificent! Hugs from Oregon!

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    1. I accept your Oregon Hugs!!!

      My Dads love Oregon and cycled the shore roads many years ago. They saw the Pacific Ocean for the 1st time from Cannon Beach or at least nearby. They really enjoyed there trek.

      Thanks for dropping by Mary!!

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  13. Those are some truly wonderful photos of the roses, especially the ones with water droplets. We have the same kind of wild roses here, and I adore them. Keep stopping to smell the roses, Sophie!

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    1. I surely will halt in my tracks this time of year.

      Roses are a show stopper.

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  14. Hi Sophie! We have those too here in Sweden, pink and White.
    Lovely Picture of you sniffing the rose.
    We will have very warm here today so it will be the lake again Yesterday we spent our afternoon/evening there with dinner and a Cold rosé wine. Something new was that Vilja Went out in the water and swam a short lap :-)

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    1. YAY, Vilja, nothing better than swimming a lap in the lake, so very warm and relaxing!

      The wine sounds very delightful especially on these warm summer nights!!

      Now go out and smell some of your world roses that grow everywhere!!

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  15. We can almost smell that fragrance right through the puter! Have a wonderful Sunday, Sophie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. Don't drag your sniffer to hard across the screen, might leave calling cards!!

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  16. So beautiful! The best perfume your little nose can come upon. And such gorgeous eye candy, too.

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    1. It seems everyone has roses to sniff when a moment of sweet surrender is needed.

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  17. Glad you are getting SOME cool weather over there. All I see on the weather forecast is red all over the map. Glad you could get out for such a nice walk and smell the roses.

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    1. That map IS very RED, isn't it!!!!!!

      The foggy eve and morn only lasted less than 24 hours and bingo, bango, bongo the sun came out and it's HOT again!!

      Good to see you again!!

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  18. The wild roses are so lovely.
    You could do with a smellablog Sophie and share that fragrance with us :-)

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    1. Let me see if it's at all possible.

      Looks like scratch 'n sniff is the only possibility.

      Cheers!

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    1. Para ~~ Para ~~ Paradise from the Coldplay song!!!

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  20. Sophie- oh my what a beautiful rose! Briar roses grow wild where I live also and they are so wonderfully fragrant. The photos are stunning!! You certainly had a beautiful morning walk!! Lucky you:)
    Vicki

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    1. These roses connect everyone because we all have them in our backyard and neighbourhoods. This is so cool!!

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  21. Hi Y'all!

    Love the water on the roses. My Human likes to take pictures of water on flowers in the morning.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!