this photograph by blog designer extraordinaire H. Rae has stayed in my mind since I first saw it.
I'm also a bit of a perfume lover. Evelyn Rose perfume by Crabtree & Evelyn has been a favorite since college. And my husband found me a beautiful new perfume treat that is perfect for fall and winter. Rose Absulute is a delicious, almost spicy rose. I love wearing this one in the fall and winter - such a lovely interpretation of God's creation.
And speaking of being inspired by roses, I love the English Cottage and Petite Rosebuds cozies over at Cozy Tea Treasures. I discovered this Etsy shop via a giveaway at Raising Homemakers, and I have enjoyed browsing all kinds of adorable cozies over there. I'm co-hosting a bridal shower tea party in January with a good friend, so I may get one for the occasion.
I actually read this piece by Angela Nazworth earlier this summer, but it stuck with me. I love her thoughts on literally stopping to smell the roses and appreciate God's creation. And the Heroines of the Faith blog has all kinds of lovely rosy images on it, and there's even a homeschool unit study focused on roses in the archives.
So, what do you do to "stop and smell the roses?"