Monday, October 31, 2005


I learnt to love flowers, most especially roses from my mother

There is nothing as peaceful and soothing to me like looking at flowers.

I grew up loving red, pink and white roses. It was not until I left home and travelled overseas that I have seen a variety of colours, shapes and sizes of roses.

When I lived "across the pond" I planted a bare-root rose in my backyard. It was a delight to the eyes. Every morning before I went to work, I would water it and watch it grow. It had deep red blossoms. One of my roommates told me that she loved sitting in the yard watching the rose, because it made her feel good.

I am constantly stopping outside people's front yards when I walk to gaze at the beauty of roses, thank God the British love roses. One day as I walked with a nephew in a posh area of London, a beautiful red and white rose almost took my breath away. I stood and stared at the rose for such a long time, I am sure the householder thought I was slightly touched!!

It is a constant wonder for me that God created flowers to delight our senses.

Thank you God for eyes to see and a heart to love and a mind to appreciate!!!


Anonymous mshairi said...

How very lovely!

"Make your life a rose that speaks silently in the language of the heart,", someone once profoundly said.


10/31/2005 03:11:00 pm  
Blogger UARIDI said...

Mshairi, what a lovely sentiment. Reminds me of this one "Oh to be a flower in God's garden!!!"

10/31/2005 03:21:00 pm  
Blogger Wangari said...

have you been to kew gardens??
i havent but someone was just there the other day and they said it is overwhelmingly beautiful esp. now in autumn - i plan to go soon before winter sets in.

the pictures are beautiful..

10/31/2005 04:06:00 pm  
Blogger Poi said...

Hey very lovely and breath-taking!

Beautiful it tells so much for the person named after them:)

Happy wk!

11/01/2005 03:50:00 am  
Blogger UARIDI said...

Wangari: I went to Kew a long time ago. I probably should go soon.

Poi: I enjoyed trawling through the cyberworld looking for the pictures. They are beautiful. I hope they inspire you today. Lovely week too darling.

11/01/2005 09:38:00 am  
Blogger Nyakehu said...

A rose by any other name is but a rose- let us just paraphrase. I have to tease you just a little bit that householder who thought you were touched by staring at the rose- now now Uaridi you are just a bit ain't you.

11/01/2005 09:57:00 am  
Blogger UARIDI said...

Wewe Nyaks acha uchokozi, I was "touched" by the beauty of the rose. Where have you been?

11/01/2005 01:36:00 pm  
Blogger Couch 'tato said...

i wonder what else touches u in the same manner like the beautiful rose?

11/03/2005 04:32:00 pm  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Thank you for letting us know and remind us that there so much beauty that we let it a miss

11/04/2005 09:02:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pink Debbie Said... I said I love the roses (:Awwwww!) Love Pink Deb

11/05/2005 11:38:00 am  
Blogger Sashe said...

wow,pretty roses you got thea.
i love your blog,keep at rocks!!

11/06/2005 01:11:00 pm  
Blogger LifeMoments said...

A rose...

A rose is a delicate flower
But it is one of the most beautiful as well
Closed, it is mysterious and romantic
Open, it is careless and free
The rose can dry very easily
And is easily torn
Once dead
It cannot be revived
To neglect degrades it to trash
Or at the most, cheap potpourri
But treasured and handled with care
It can be beauty and remind one of a romance
I am this rose
I must be handled with care
I am beautiful
But be careful,
Lest you make me into trash or a cheap thrill
I am not as perfect as others
But I am well worth the cost

11/06/2005 03:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Ms K said...

I used to think roses were so corny but then I really looked at them, and now I love them.

Have you ever seen lime green roses? Wow!

Ps/ just had to tell you. The word verification when I was posting this was Kuvaa. I didn't know it speaks swa!!!

11/08/2005 05:36:00 am  
Blogger UARIDI said...

Nephew Couch: I will need several blogs to talk about things that touch me.

iamnasra: You are welcome. Yes, we need to remember that there is much beauty in this world (most of it free)despite all the chaos around us.
Pink Debbie: Thanks babe. Sashe: Thanks for visiting and for the compliment.
Lifemoments: What a lovely poem. Thanks for visiting. I will see you at your blog soon.
Ms K. I have never seen lime green roses. I will look out for them. Take care girl.

11/08/2005 09:45:00 am  
Blogger joani said...

flowers are indeed so beautiful and pleasant and peaceful.. they bring hope into the world :)

11/08/2005 11:33:00 am  
Anonymous Guess said...

I love roses auntie, and when I am feeling blue I buy myself a bunch for my living room and another for the bedroom - that cheers up my mood no end. I have loved flowers for so long and when home, we had a little garden of roses that we used to pick and put in vases. I also love the way in warmer weather the flowers, especially roses in London, spring and you can just be bathed in roses of different colours and the smell is amazing.

Thank yu for the lovely pictures, and words. You are a rose, you are allowed to bloom.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

11/09/2005 08:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Mama JunkYard said...


I am a huge fan of roses but hayfever and a fear of bees does not allow me to go around sniffing them.

11/10/2005 12:12:00 am  
Blogger Milonare said...

Nice post aunty...

Are there a variety of roses that are thorn-less???

11/10/2005 04:01:00 pm  
Blogger tomas said...

tomas said...
tomas said...
thez nothing wrong with ya blog its just me stressed
@ lifesmoments... that was good too good u make the rest of us look.....
Deadly blog uaridi thanx for taking some of us back to the simple things in life...

11/11/2005 01:59:00 pm  
Blogger UARIDI said...

Joani, thanks for visiting. Yes I agree with you.

Guess: I do the same. When I am at home, I will pick flowers from our garden and fill the house with them.

MJY: Welcome back our kid. What will you do when I retire and you come visit? You know I will have a garden full of flowers.

Thanks Milo my son. I heard a rumour that there are thornless roses in Assisi. St. Francis is said to have thrown himself in some rose bushes to fight temptation and afterwards the roses grew thornless. A very painful way to avoid sin don't you think!!!

Tomas: We should all go back to the simple pleasures of life. Stress less and live longer.

11/14/2005 01:48:00 pm  

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