Gathering Rosebuds

It’s become my weekly tradition to take a two hour nap on Sunday afternoons.  Partly because there is usually time, and partly because it seems to be my recharging time from the past week of busyness.  All that being said, after my nap yesterday, this girl and I set out on an adventure.


She in her purple cozy fleece, running with a King Kullen grocery bag, and I walking thoughtfully behind, watching the beauty of our amazing daughter as the sun slowly lowered in the fall sky.


We had a mission.  And it was to find these red gems.


She ran her and there, gathering with delight.


And this smile.  Which I love.  It’s as though she tries so hard to contain her joy behind a little smile.  But she doesn’t fool me.


And as she gathered, a few lines from an old English Lit poem from my college days read through my mind:

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may

Old Time is still a-flying:


Robert Herrick was beckoning us through his prose to enjoy and make the most of time.  And it was a good reminder then, and it is still a good reminder for us today.  So we gathered.  And we laughed.  And it was a sweet evening spent together.


Also, Fall is hands down, the most beautiful time of Long Island.


Once we had filled our shopping bag to it’s full, we walked home and started to create.  Because I knew there would be a reason some day to hang on to the green crafting wire that I’m always tempted to throw out when I go through the junk drawer.


And the reason was our Pinterest discovered, leaf roses.  And I have to say that they turned out pretty well.  They were promptly created to be delivered to Grammy Joy, Ellee’s gym teacher and her wonderful teacher, Ms. Kramer.  And one ended up in a headband which she proudly wore to school this morning.


We gathered for rosebuds.  And as we start into this week, it’s definitely going to be my desire to make the most of the wonderful time that we will have.

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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

2 thoughts on “Gathering Rosebuds”

    1. They are so easy and fun! My suggestion is to find lots of little leaves for the outside. You basically just fold a bigger leaf and then roll it for the middle and then add the others as you build out. You should totally try it 🙂

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