Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Day 3: Stop and smell the roses

A quick post today for Day 3 of 30 Days Wild as I'm about to dash off to my quilt group. It's been another busy day but I still managed to make time for a brief encounter with nature which then ended up staying with me the whole afternoon.

As I was making my way into town at lunchtime, I noticed a splash of pink and wandered over for a closer look. It was a patch of wild roses.

And not one but..

...three different kinds. The scent of each of them was incredible, just like roses should smell. I couldn't resist wandering from rose to rose burying my nose in each bloom. All too soon though I needed to leave to finish my errands.

I picked a single bloom and tucked it into my button hole. As I wandered around town, every now and then I'd get a whiff of its perfume. By the time I arrived back at my desk, it was looking a little wilted so I put it in a plastic water cup. It was so lovely to catch sight of it all afternoon. From time to time I picked up the cup and buried my nose to inhale the scent once more.

Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. I think this has been my favourite of the challenge so far. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed that little rose. My colleagues enjoyed it too as I made them sniff it every time they came over! Hopefully it will still be going strong tomorrow so I can enjoy it for another day.

Well, I hadn't intended posting each day but it just seems to be working out that way at the moment. I also had a list of ideas and I haven't done a single one of them yet! Organised, unspontaneous me is actually embracing the random part of this challenge - who knew! x


  1. Lovely day three! I like the birdy necklace too!

  2. Nice act of random wildness today that Julie.

  3. What a nice thing to do, you might have missed this if you were not doing the challenge, have to say I would love this plant in my garden round the door so the smell could drift inside...
    Amanda xx

  4. It seems that going wild is going well!!! What beautiful roses!! xx

  5. I have not seen any wild roses yet , what lovely blooms. And such a good idea to wear one.x