When you're feeling poorly a little bunch of flowers can help to cheer you up... especially if they're roses! These sunny heads were got to encourage a friend in Australia. She's poorly and I think that yellow roses are one of her favourites.
I've put them in a sort of "arty" kind of arrangement... held in place with blue stones and marbles. And they're right beside my icon of Saint Nicholas.
The roses look good clustered together but each individual head is a work of art on its own and bears a closer scrutiny.
I wish I'd noticed the sepal of the rose in the top right before taking this picture... it would have been turned round. "Sepal" is a word that I don't think I've used since "O Level" Biology and yet suddenly it came to mind! Don't you wonder how much other information is hidden away until you need to find it?
The 365Project picture is this collage to give the close up as well as the arrangement on the fire-board.
In the Parish Church of Saint Nicholas we had roses today as well - a mixture of white, yellow and pale peach. This is the holy table today with the roses on the reredos behind it.
So, this is my "Get Well Soon" blog for SJ ... and for anyone else who is sick or even just feeling a bit 'under the weather'.
Hear the prayer we offer for all your people.
Remember in your mercy those for whom we pray:
heal the sick, raise the fallen, strengthen the fainthearted
and enfold in your love the fearful and those who have no hope.
In the fulness of time complete your gracious work.
Reconcile all things in Christ and make them new.
Restore us in your image, renew us in your love,
that we may serve you as sons and daughters of your kingdom;
through your anointed Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
we lift our voices of thanks and praise:
Blessed be God, our strength and our salvation,
now and for ever. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer
Celebration of Wholeness and Healing