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It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God’s design,
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.
- The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I,
The flower God opens so sweetly,
In my hands would fade and die.
- I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?
- So I’ll trust Him for His leading
Each moment of every day
And I’ll look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.
- For the pathway that lies before me
My heavenly Father knows
I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments
Just as He unfolds the rose.

In my garden in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, South Africa.
Canon PowerShot S51S
FEATURED in Photography Fun
22 April 2012.

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  • katymckay
    katymckayover 2 years ago

    This is so beautful…and the poem is just lovely..brought a tear to my eye…so true !!!

  • Thanks so much Katy!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    what a beautiful rose Elizabeth and inpirational words..

  • Many thanks Linda!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • supernan
    supernanover 2 years ago

    What lovely words and capture what a shame everything has to end in time x

  • Thanking you Nan!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseover 2 years ago

    Volmaakte skoonheid …

  • Dankie baie Pieta!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    A lovely poem to go with such beauty Elizabeth! This bud is truly perfection unfolding! wonderful capture!

  • Thanks very much Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 2 years ago

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
    Your image is one of twelve (12) that has been
    Sunday, 22nd April 2012

  • Thanks so much for this lovely feature Vicky!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Elizabeth!!

  • Thanks very much !

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    Great capture- wonderful

  • Thanks so much Albert!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Giss
    Gissover 2 years ago

    Thankyou for brightening my day Elizabeth. Your photo is amazing, the position of the bud is so unusual and you have captured it perfectly.

  • Thanks so much Giss! Such a lovely thing to say! Glad you like it!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    Thoughtfully creation; so beautiful, I’m happy to consider your work:)
    Art Quote of the Day
    An empty canvas is full.
    Robert Rauschenberg mentioned and I reply; exactly! :)
    Best regards,

  • Thanks so much for the kind comment and fav Kornrawiee!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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