Who’d have thought a serious rose gardener (me) would be pushing paper roses? My Florali paper rose sits on a counter in my office and gives me endless pleasure. It’s a little work of art – a sculpture.
Recently, the paper rose maker, Susan Donley, blogged images of her new map roses, with the most beautiful quotes. I asked her if I could pass them on to you.
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. John Muir
At a few hundred kilometers altitude, the Earth fills half your sky, and the band of blue that stretches from A Mindanao to Bombay, which your eye encompasses in a single glance, can break your heart with its beauty. Home you think. Home. This is my world. This is where I come from. Everyone I know,
everyone I ever heard of, grew up down there, under that relentless and exquisite blue. ~Carl Sagan
Susan made the rose above from a USGS section map. The map pinpoints the location of a cabin she and her husband, Tim, stayed in recently in the Trinity Mountains, near Weaverville, CA. The rose was a parting gift to the cabin’s owners.