Sunday Thoughts ~ June 16, 2019

“It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes, And pleasant scents the noses.” ~ N. P. Willis
Good morning, dear friends.  June is such a lovely month and my thoughts this morning are all about the beauty this month holds.  Roses are blooming, the leaves and grass are luscious green, the sky is blue, and the warm air is full of birdsong and fragrance.  June, with her idyllic days, is truly a gift from above.
image “A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.” ~ Chinese Proverb

Public gardens and parks are dressed in their finest to welcome all their many visitors.  And, among these beautiful places are rose gardens.  They are always clipped and snipped to perfection and have such a grand variety of magnificent roses with exquisite blooms… simply out of this world.  Just waiting for you to come and visit.

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“There’s nothing like the rose.  The lily has an air, and the snowdrop a grace, and the sweet-pea a way, and the heart’s ease a face, ~ yet there’s nothing like the rose when she blows.” ~ Christina G. Rossetti

“Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle may not grow.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.” ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“It was June and the world smelled of roses.” ~ Maud Hart Lovelace

“June was a month of sunflowers like golden lion manes and bumble bees buzzing around restlessly. Honeysuckle is everywhere and the sky is a cerulean blue like paint on a canvas. Roses flutter like the wings of birds whilst the birds fly up in the sky like paper planes.” ~ unknown


Dear friends, I thank you for spending a little time with me this morning.  I do hope you have found a lovely image or perhaps a few words which speak to you ~ something to tuck away in your heart.  

Wishing you and yours a beautiful day.


“May thy cup be filled with summer’s blessings and bloom in thy heart a little garden that brings thee great joy and everlasting kindness, wherever thy feet may wander.” ~ Freya Turrill





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Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

Sandra, I know it’s only Saturday evening and I’m peeking ahead to your Sunday post. But I could not wait. Oh my, it is wonderful. All those beautiful roses and the gardens they live in. Thank you for these glimpses of heaven in a bevy of rose gardens. So beautiful, and I enjoyed the lovely quotes that accompanied the photos.

Wishing you a beautiful day tomorrow…
Brenda xox

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

Happy Sunday. Beautiful post.

Rita C at Panoply

I so appreciate the month of June and all it represents in my mind: celebrating [my] life all around, the fragrance of roses, lavender, and honeysuckle, long & warm days, and sweet birdsong. it also represents freedom, as simply as school being out and families vacationing, to celebrating our flag as symbol, to our statehood. Great post, happy Sunday, Sandra!


Stunning roses!!!Made me smile!Have a blessed Sunday,dear Sandra.

Pam Richardson

Sandra, June is such a lovely month and it has been beautiful as we have enjoyed its loveliness high in the Appalachians over the past few days, The roses are gorgeous and the quotes are perfectly chosen. Wishing you a wonderful week my friend!

Shirley @Housepitality Designs

Gorgeous rose garden?….do you know where this garden is?…thank you for the beauty today!!!!


The blooms knock my socks off and the quotes are just terrific.