“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.”  ― L.M. Montgomery A single   rose blushing  peach-pink deep within each satin fold  releases such  a lush incense I think myself lost in the ancient garden, back when all beauty was thornless. —C.L. Fisher,Continue reading “Meditation”

The First Pleasure

God Almighty first planted a garden.  And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. — Francis Bacon I imagine Eve tended the roses that bloomed in the garden, dreamily losing herself  down the silky stairwells into a beauty that stills  the soul. —C.L. Fisher, January 2022 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images areContinue reading “The First Pleasure”

A Waking Heart

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. – Jane Austen We trust the bud will bloom.  even as we see the thorn-tipped  leaves holdfast the tender-heart, enclosing the fragrance  underneath the tightly wrapped silk until, one morning, the dew will call to waking the full blossom and scent-tinged beauty, unfurl the petals ofContinue reading “A Waking Heart”


The petals so saturated by the vibrancy of red  rested on the cool rock  nestled near the garden’s  edge, symbiotic beauty, silk on stone, like our own  fragile hearts held by God’s  love alone.  —C.L. Fisher, April 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and mayContinue reading “Cornerstone”

Surrendered Beauty

And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?  — Luke 12:28, NLT A rose, so full from the beautiful  blossoms of life, fell over  near my feet, too heavy  to uphold herContinue reading “Surrendered Beauty”


I am thankful  for gentle  assurances, moments  of stillness,  unexpected  displays  of kindness,  early mornings  in quiet reflection,  moonbeams  before sleeping,  lavender skies that break  into sunrise,  bird song  at dawn,  the laughter  of children,  the changes  of season,  the cover  of trees,  the scent  of a rose,  the simplest  gifts are our  greatest rewards.Continue reading “Thankful”


No Scripture is exhausted by a single explanation. The flowers of God’s garden bloom not only double, but sevenfold; they are continually pouring forth fresh fragrance.  — Charles Spurgeon Fragrance held within  these gentle folds  that I hold, cool  and silken petals hidden within  my enclosed palm; but such beauty  is better unfurled  in aContinue reading “Layers”