Some people grumble that roses have thorns….

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

I thought there must be some good rose quotes to accompany this image of a rose in my garden. It stands atop a 7 foot stem and glows in the sun. Oh, yes, predictably most rose quotes are a tad sentimental. But I liked this one – I can see it from both sides. 

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