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Hi my friends,

More and more I’m finding my seeing impaired friends (especially my father who has macular degeneration and glaucoma) are having more of a challenging time reading my posts so I want to try to give options when I can. I also truly enjoy when our friends like VJ from One Woman’s Quest add sound audio to their posts to give my eyes a break. I hope you enjoy my prose Deadheading.

Deadheading

Taking the garbage out while making my morning coffee, I noticed the last blooms on my roses that need deadheading. My first thought was “this isn’t my job as much as taking out the garbage isn’t but there’s no one that is coming to do it”, so I pause and get my clippers out. I’m a bit resentful because it’s cutting into my morning writing. The sun is peeking through and I want to beat the heat on my morning walk.

I notice the brown strands of bulbs spent and begin pulling those aware of just how much maintenance a garden takes to keep up. I want it to just be green and beautiful all the time with perky buds that give fragrance. I want the beauty but not the work in the same way of my graying hair on my head.

There’s nothing wrong with gray or so I say, and I hate the sitting and dye that is necessary to keep it up just as I’m not a fan deadheading my plants. And what if I did nothing then what? The brown strands in the plant would eventually push away and I would look like my grandmother with silver gray hair which was beautiful.

I get a prick from the thorn as my mind wanders off that draws blood which brings me to the moment where I’m just grateful that I can tend my garden and my inner and outer vessel and I don’t have to visit with a gardener and can just commune with nature.

I go to the mirror and look at my ever changing face and realize, I have only recently started to notice the craters that are supposed to give me character and I grimace and think “this is what it means to become middle aged” but those pricks from the thorn are nothing compared to the pricks that could prick my face and I smile relief and go back to deadheading my garden. I’m grateful for this moment as I pause and notice one last rose making its way out for the very last time this season and I pause.

I stop and smell the rose. The fragrance is the most beautiful scent along with its stunning color and I remember why I planted it in the first place, happy it needed some TLC and grateful it knew that I did too. I put on my shoes as the sun carries me over the horizon.

Just Joey Rose…. One of my Favorites

Thank you for listening or reading and have a wonderful week ahead!

Blessings,

💗

Cindy

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Suzette Benjamin
3 months ago

I enjoyed your post and your joyous reading. Thank you for the reminder that yes, there are thorns…yet, one rose still blooms, as the season closes over the horizon..⚘️

tubasarwat
3 months ago

I love the way you correlate yourself with the work, and it was quite amazing to listen to your say 🙌🙌👏👏👏

tubasarwat
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

👍

aparna12
aparna12
3 months ago

Wow. This is fabulous, dear Cindy. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to you and also reading the post. You are immensely talented, dear friend, and also have a very sweet voice. ♥️♥️♥️♥️🌹🌹🌹

aparna12
aparna12
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

It’s a pleasure to read your posts, dear Cindy. I learn so much from you. 🥰🥰🥰🥰

D. Wallace Peach
3 months ago

What a great idea to record your posts for your visually impaired readers. My mom has macular degeneration too, Cindy, and hasn’t been able to read for about eight years. I’ve often thought about recording for her. Well done!

D. Wallace Peach
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

My mom is the same way, and she’s never used a computer, so it’s not really an option for her. I hope your dad enjoys the post!

D. Wallace Peach
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Yeah. Let me know how it goes.

michnavs
3 months ago

I love this post Cindy and i love listening to you voice 😊

yassy
3 months ago

Awesome, Cindy. Loved hearing you. Loved this beautifully written piece.

yassy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Will be happy if you call me Yas. Bless you and welcome. ❤️

yassy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

🌹🤗

yassy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

❤️

gabychops
3 months ago

Thank you, Cindy, for the gardening tips and the beautiful rose!

Joanna

valenciartist
3 months ago

Brilliant and a most enjoyable post in either modality. Lovely work indeed Cindy!

valenciartist
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You’re very welcome Cindy! A pleasure. 🌹

Goff James
3 months ago

Hi Cindy. Love the post and format. You have a great voice for audio.

katiemiafrederick
3 months ago

Naked Of CuLTuRES
We aRe all Leaves Of This Tree Of Life

SMiLes Dear Cindy Wonderful Nature Prose
For Real i Used to Be Very ‘Anal’ About my Garden

Yard Pulling Every Weed By Hand on the Lawn Until i
Learned to Appreciate True Perfection Always Changing

Wild Flowers

Bring to Wild

Weeds This

Way With SMiLes
Accepting the Weed i Am
Now True Naked Enough
Whole Complete Wild And
Free Finally Loving All This Way Too

No Longer Separated in NDD Nature
Deficit Disorder From my Nature And The

Free Nature of the Rest of Wild And Free True

FLoWeRinG New Colors Now Within Year ‘Round

No Limits No Matter How Hard Anyone Tries to

Pull me Up FroM ENDless Roots Newer

Colors of FLoWeRS Dancing
Singing

Wild

And
Free Neither
Afraid of DarK
or Cynical oF LiGHT
Appreciating The Chaos
Of Change As Much as Tradition of LoVE ReaL
More We Color Each Other and the Rest of Life New
More Our Souls Grow Younger FRiEnDS With Gravity

BaLaNCinG

Within Ever
New Now
More WiTH SMiLes…

i Never Really Understood
This Until i Listened to What A Wild FLoWeR Blooms..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thanks For
The Inspiration
Dear Cindy
With SMiles ☺️❤️🙌

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

☺️🏝❤️

Sadje
3 months ago

Very good reminders Cindy. Life needs work but it rewards us too.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

My pleasure. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

❤️💖

Thattamma C.G Menon
3 months ago

So beautiful post and I love your sweet voice heard the reading 📖 🌷👍🏻
Your happiness with your garden and you want to make the gardening
be your wish can make changes , so perfect thoughts dear yours 🌷🙏👍🏻
Thank you so much for sharing and grace wishes 👏💝🌺♥️

Thattamma C.G Menon
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thank you so much for this lovely reply message 🌷🙏👍🏻🌷
All The Best wishes dear friend and sending love ❤️ 👏

Thattamma C.G Menon
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

🌷🙏💝🥰🌺

GraceoftheSun
3 months ago

Wow. Amazing post and fabulous pictures. So awesome of you to record your posts for your visually impaired readers, Cindy. Your thoughtful nature never ceases to amaze me, my friend. Love this!💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Truly a pleasure my friend.💕

Penny Wilson Writes
3 months ago

Lovely! <3

Jaya Avendel
3 months ago

I so love your reading of this piece, Cindy! It adds such a lovely flair to your descriptive and emotional writing. <3

Pooja G
3 months ago

I absolutely loved the post! I love it when you do stream of conscious writings like these since they’re so raw and unedited 💖

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

My pleasure and yes please do more! 😬

Valerie Cullers
3 months ago

Blessings and can so relate!

Athousandbitsofpaper
3 months ago

Beautiful Cindy, and such a wonderful inclusion for those readers who have an impairment, yet it is also nice for those of us who have no such obstacle to enjoy your voice.

Michele Lee
3 months ago

Your audio is a nice helpful touch, Cindy. Thoughtful ponderings about life and beautiful roses. 🌹

Jeff Flesch
3 months ago

Beautiful prose, visceral in its imagery and feeling. Wonderful. 💖

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You’re most welcome, Cindy. Always! ❤️

shiningmycandlelight
3 months ago

Loved reading this and could relate personally a lot… Loving the rose & that’s my fav colour too 🧡… Wot a wonderful read. 👍🏻💓

shiningmycandlelight
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Welcome dear. Do visit my site & go through my writings if u wish. Hope u like them…

The Sicilian Storyteller
3 months ago

Absolutely enchanting! 🌹

bilocalalia - talking about living in two places
3 months ago

A beautiful reflection on what could be a painful chore when the roses fight back. I’ve actually come to enjoy pruning plants, especially when my writing hits a snag. It feels like I’m editing my thoughts and making them clearer. https://bilocalalia.wordpress.com/2022/07/01/war-of-the-roses/

boundlessblessingsblog
3 months ago

Brilliant and fantastic post, Cindy. I loved the wonderful flower and your voice was so beautiful. Too good.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy. Lovely post as always 😊😊💞💞💞

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

💖💖💖🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
3 months ago

Oh wow!!
This is interesting
Reading and listening at the same time.
This express the emotions of writer perfectly.
I shall try it someday.
I love the orange rose. We don’t have orange rose that big .
However we do have tons of red+pink and pink roses 😃
A great share

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

I will definitely try it.
Thanks for the encouragement.
Take care

KK
KK
3 months ago

Wow! That beautiful rose that blooms despite its thorns. I like roses. I also liked your idea to record your posts. Your voice is superb. Your post is full of thoughts that throw natural dimensions of life. I used to kiss my mom, even after she grew old. She would simply smile, and I would also grin telling her that her wrinkles were not wrinkles, but dried dimples, like raisins.

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Your response is heartwarming, Cindy! You’re right that we should control our screentime. Thank you ❤️

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

😊💖❤️💐🙏

radhikasreflection
3 months ago

It was a pleasure listening to your sweet voice Cindy 💖

I hear u
3 months ago

Great share dear. I really like your post

I hear u
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

🙂🙂

robbiesinspiration
3 months ago

Hi Cindy, it is interesting to read your thoughts which are so honest. I also sometimes feel cross that I get landed with a lot of things others should do. The thing that annoys me the most is when my family put clothes in the laundry basket all twisted and inside out. I have to put it right before I wash them and it does take time. I also love roses but they are work to maintain.

Chris Adedoyin
3 months ago

I love the idea of recording your post to aid visually impaired people. No one should be at a disadvantage. This is an idea I will implement on my blog. Everyone deserves to hear the word of God. God bless your heart ❤️

Audrine Max
3 months ago

wow! you have a lovely voice. it’s a great idea for visually impaired readers. you have a beautiful rose as well. i enjoyed reading your post with you.

Audrine Max
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

it was a pleasure to read it with you, Cindy, a different experience to your readers.

Audrine Max
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

😊❤️😄

Gospelroad#66
Gospelroad#66
3 months ago

Beautiful post. Also love your thoughtfulness of recording it so people can listen! God bless 😊

Jules
3 months ago

Life is seasons. Plants need deadheading… but I am always sad to do it.
I don’t however mess with hair dye or wrinkle creams. I y’am what I y’am.
There are some advantages with age. (Depending on supplimental programs…like free gym programs) – I’ve started also doing some online (through the gym) yoga and Enerchi classes.

Roses aren’t my thing, but my allysum are still wafting their sweet sent in this yet to freeze October. Enjoy writing. I do 🙂

Jules
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

After awhile writing just flows.
Continue flowing 🙂

Owaish Ahmed
3 months ago

Great 👍

InspireChief
3 months ago

A beautiful reminder to enjoy the moment and appreciate all the beauty that surrounds us. Most days we become so busy we pass it by, never stopping to take in the fragrances. 🤗🙏❤️

Kym Gordon Moore
3 months ago

OK Cindy, I am bouncing around between so many parts of your story that I adore. 🤗💖😘 First, that orange sherbet rose blossom is so divine. 💐 Secondly, I don’t know how you segued so effortlessly from deadheading your garden to gray hair! 👵🏼 LOL 🤣😝😜 Only you FUNyay Cinday! And as far as your character lines go, that’s just how we mid-life creatures roll girlfriend. There’s a lot of experience and lessons behind every one of those “craters” as you call ’em! The reality behind them is that we are obviously enjoying the life we have been blessed with and dawwwwlinkkkkk, that’s a good thing! Hugs and smooches my beautiful Mommy Nature!!! 😎🦋🌞💖😊

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

I receive those hugs and smooches my sweet Cindy! Stay energized but make time to relax too. By the way, speaking of relaxing, how’s your spa bath doing…like Calgone taking you away??? 🛀🏼🚿🛁

Stuart Danker
3 months ago

Whoa, your voice is made for narration. Even sounds like you’ve done this professionally before. Have you? You really own the audio medium, and should do more posts like this!

ben Alexander
3 months ago

This was just what I needed to read/hear today, Cindy <3

David Gibson
3 months ago

Thank you Cindy for sharing a great post, it was a most enjoyable read.

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
3 months ago

What a gorgeous rose! I love flowers, but I am not much of a gardener! I am doing well to keep a few container plants watered! Take care, Cindy. <3

Ingrid
3 months ago

Such an uplifting post, Cindy, thank you! We all need maintenance, and so do my nails… 💅😅💖

Donna
Donna
3 months ago

Beautiful photos and words. I love my plants and I see my life cycle within them too.

rothpoetry
3 months ago

A great post Cindy. Your rose is gorgeous. You are right taking care of a garden takes quite a bit of work. I had to bring in my Geranium. We had a light frost that nipped them, but they survived.

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
3 months ago

Another lovely post, Cindy. From resentment to gratitude in a short period: we should all be this adaptable! The rose is indeed gorgeous! 🌞

Prior
Prior
3 months ago

Really enjoyed the Audio track while following along with the words
And I love how VJ gives us her audio Tracks too and love that you did here Cindy!
And the content of this post was another one of your writings that I enjoyed
For many reasons and here are a few
First – I actually have about 300 entries Similar to what your write here (well not exactly – but the getting refreshed in nature and pondering life with garden analogies) and so I felt a kinship
Second – deadheading can be a lot of tedious work and you were able to weave that in – the whole effort for beauty theme – while letting us journey outside with you
Third – the way you led up to the one bloom being there was a bonus

Shalkot
Shalkot
3 months ago

🌹

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