A rose by any other name – day 3 of happiness month

Today’s happiness came when I was walking around the garden foraging for the rabbit’s breakfast. She has a rich diet of greens, but seldom bothers to gather her own; she prefers to be hand fed!

We have three beds that we grow food in and one of them is a medicinal herb bed which also houses food for my soul in he form of flowers and trees. We’ve had an unexpected second flush of roses this year hidden amongst the herbs and they are stunning.

We’ve chosen scented roses because to my mind, nothing beats the smell of a fresh rose. Even the highest quality essential oil can never capture the essence, the life force, the uplifting vitality that roses offer to you when you lower your nose to inhale their fragrance.

Inhaling the scent of a rose has an interesting impact. It makes you breathe deeply. You want to take in that smell so much that you breathe in and in like you never knew was possible. Your lungs fill and you cannot help but break your mouth into a smile. There really is something in the advise to ‘stop and smell the roses’.

Pink is also one of my favourite colours, so what better way to happiness today than this pink, beautifully scented rose who couldn’t wait to greet me this morning?


How are you celebrating happiness month today? Remember to share your happy moment with friends, blog it or share it on twitter with #happineshappens when …


  1. workinglondonmummy on August 4, 2011 at 7:49 am

    What a lovely post and great picture. Glad you are having a happy month. I am having a bit of a stressful one but all well just busy! x

  2. Mrs Green on August 15, 2011 at 6:14 am

    @workinglondonmummy: Sorry to hear things are stressful for you – hope all is sorted now and you’re enjoying some summer with your family x