Welcome March – Goodbye Rose

March – the month when spring finally makes her long awaited entrance!  A new season to take joy in God’s creation!!

With rushing winds and gloomy skies
The dark and stubborn winter dies;
Far-off, unseen, spring faintly cries,
Bidding her earliest child arise;
Bayard Taylor

OH!  If you’ve been following my January rose post . . .

And subsequent February rose posts . . .

How sad it is that I must report my February Rose – which had been my January Rose – a leftover from last season that grew with promise in December – the last of its kind from November – that would not say die come October . . .

Has quite withered in decay . . . finally . . .

Fateful Rose in March
My poor February rose
Tragically in the throes
Decays – dying ‘ere it goes
A hold-out from last season
Braving winter for spring teasin’
If come to bloom it would be pleasin’
But, alas!
Now, in March I shed a tear
Behold, comes the pruning shear
Cut back left overs of last year
Make way!
A new rose will bloom here!

So – where are my pinks with such somber news??  Right here:

In a cheerful bouquet brought to me by dear young friends come for a recent dinner party.

Can’t you tell they’re young actors?  Just had to share this lovely picture of them on a recent photoshoot – knew you’d all enjoy.  The gentleman used to be in my performing troupe and of late has returned from a year of study in England where he earned his Master’s Degree in Medieval History.  He currently teaches on two campuses here in South Jersey and just started a wonderful blog with advice and opinions about gentlemanly behavior and – I expect – history, on occasion.  Visit him HERE and say hello at The Polished Monicle.  His lady fair is a delightful new acquaintance and a very talented actress!  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and look forward to future teatime adventures in her company.  Aren’t the daisies and carnations they brought me bursting with joy – like the hope of my front garden in just a couple of months!

And – THIS!

My daughter and her husband joined us for dinner and blessed me with this stunning orchid!!

And, speaking of my daughter and her husband – do check out more awesome photos from the wedding at the amazing Memoirs post just up from her wedding photographer and our dear friend at VIOLET BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY – stunning images and such beautiful words honoring the bride and groom.  Makes me feel pink all over . . .

Lose a rose – gain orchids, carnations, and good company!  Yeah – I win!

Sharing Welcome March – Goodbye Rose with Beverly on Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.


  1. Your daughter looks gorgeous. Happy Pink Sat!

  2. Wonderful wonderful post
    beautiful sentiments
    sorry to see your rose said goodbye
    Interesting dinner guests
    beautiful flowers
    …. thoroughly enjoyed my visit!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  3. Hi Kathy – I remember looking at your daughters wedding photos – they were so beautiful AND unique. Loved them. Well I hope your roses will soon be blooming again – meanwhile you have some lovely pink bouquets to tide you over! xoxo Nancy

  4. Lovely.

    Poor Mr. March Rose – but it is often in the pruning that things are made ready for new blooming. (Like me…)

    The acting couple are adorable. So authentic.

    And, of course, your daughter and son-in-law are just precious. Does she do acting, too?

    Thanks for sharing today, Kathy. I am tickled pink.


  5. Hello…..

    Your poetic heart beats to the same rhythum of my creative one….I just love visiting with you. From a dried up rose to a fresh bouquet, I’d say you’re doing great.

    What great photos of the actors….love it…and then the precious wedding photo shoot. Thanks for sharing pieces of your beautiful life with me.

    Ciao Bella

  6. I love your blog! And your poetry is delightful! Thank you for following my craft blog and I am now following yours. Check out my poetry blog also when you have time. Kerrie

  7. Hello Kathy…One day your rose will bloom again and bring a special smile to your face and life. I love your bouquet and orchid….and……the Wedding photos are wonderful… so beautiful…..
    Hugs and Blessings
    Barb xx

  8. Goodbye rose, indeed. But now the rose season of summer is on the horizon. Truly we always win! 🙂

  9. Dear Miss Kathy, I am missing you! I know you must be in another busy pattern, but….miss the fun posts.
    Your daughter’s photo is stunning.
    Lady Linda

  10. Kathy, your poem is very clever and I enjoyed it so much. I just pruned my roses and it is very stark and bare to see. Your bouquet is lovely, as is your post. Your daughter’s photo is darling. The mask is a very different take on wedding pics.

    I just realized you lead a very interesting life with your love of acting. How wonderful for you. I can see you are a blessing to many and I am inspired by you.

  11. again, no pub on my comment here.. yikes! this is tooo strange!
    I loved your history journey and sent my appreciation your way, Kathy.
    Plus HapPy St Patrick’s for the Day of course. Not sure what’s going on , but the comments are being left for you…

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