Roses upon roses

“As you walk down the fairway of life
you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”
~ Ben Hogan

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“How cunningly nature hides
every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity
under roses and violets and morning dew!”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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“Everything’s coming up roses – for me.”
~ Ethel Merman

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“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming
of some magical rose garden over the horizon 
instead of enjoying the roses
that are blooming outside our windows today.”
~ Dale Carnegie 

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“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns;
I am thankful that thorns have roses.”  
~ Alphonse Karr

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Photos taken at the Merrick Rose Garden in June 2012. Quotes pulled from Brainyquote

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