Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Smell the Roses . . .



Sign in The Garden of the Senses, Sneem, Kerry.


While on holiday in Kerry recently we visited some gardens that were open to the public.   The Garden of the Senses is a lovely garden to stroll around on a sunny day, although I would like to go back there in June when the roses are all out.




The Garden of the Senses has some lovely sculptures and signs . . .




and some beautiful roses . . .





I loved this carved seat perfectly placed among the ferns and ivy . . .  very Lord of the Rings . . .




 These roses were so delicious, I just wanted to eat them!




 I fell for this rose too - a beautiful two tone rose with lovely a lovely creamy colour on the underside of the petals . . .




In a world where everyone is so busy and life can get somewhat frazzled it is so nice to wander through a garden - slowly, carefree and drink in the scents, sounds and colours of life.  It was a lovely quiet stroll in the sunshine of marveling at the sculptures, admiring the willow tunnel and gently moving from rose to rose to capture each sweet scent.  Our little stroll took not much more than half an hour but we left smiling, holding hands and relaxed.  Now that I'm back to work and there aren't enough hours in the day to finish my ever expanding to do list, I'm trying to hold on to that carefree feeling and to remind myself that even if I'm really busy that it's good to stop and smell the roses - literally!!!!





9 comments:

Kifus said...

What a lovely garden, Sharon. The roses are a dream, and I love the sign.A beautiful tour. So glad you are enjoying your holiday!

Sara Louise said...

That bench is VERY Lord of the Rings! It's so cool! x

The Snowdrop Project said...

Welcome home Sharon.
Your rose photos are beautiful, and it looks like a wonderful garden to visit.
Have a lovely week,
Lizx

PURA VIDA said...

just beautiful photos!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Sharon -
What a beautiful garden! The roses are so gorgeous and very pretty. They look so healthy, too. Mine are a bit sad. My garden is slowing down as the days are shorter.
Hope all is well!
xoxo,
Loi

Leslie said...

Beautiful! ... and so true. Looks like a lovely day!

Dee Sewell said...

Oh just love, love, love roses Sharon. Your holiday sounded just perfect. Wll try and remember to add this post to my Pinterest board, gorgeous photos x

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I would be in absolute heaven there :)

Jacqui said...

Beautiful roses!! I can almost smell the perfume!!

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