It was obvious, 5 years ago, when we bought our cottage that the previous owners were avid gardeners. They were retired and spent most of their time at the lake taking care of what is a fairly large property. Since then, the garden has become sadly overgrown. I have just enough time to keep the lawn mowed and to clip the weeds and bush branches that have grown into the pathway. I so wish I had more time for the garden. It is full of beautiful jewels such as poppies, lupines, lilies, and flowering bushes. One flowering bush, in particular, has taken over one of the gardens. It’s quite invasive and I always curse it because it’s SO prickly – the Wild Rose. This past weekend, however, I had to admire it. It was in full bloom and even after a heavy downpour. The petals which look so delicate are actually very resilient. I decided to just let it be. It deserves it’s place there.