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Canadian/Writer/Podcaster/Creator/Cook/Baker/Artist/Black Woman of Many Places/Animal Lover/Liberal Yet Conservative/Guyamaican/Spiritual Being/ Living Life To Be Better & Do Better Note: All content of this blog is copy-righted and belongs to ndw/nadiadonella.com. Credit and proper citation will always be used when reproducing someone else's work. Any reproduction of my blog content without written permission is prohibited by law. Any photos currently on this site are the property of http://www.nadiadonella.com aka, me, or my sister. Her name withheld for her privacy.

I love that Stanley Park, in Vancouver BC, Canada, has a beautiful rose garden. I make sure that I visit at least once a year. It's a shame that roses don't last longer. They are a beautiful flower, even the scentless varieties.

Today is #NationalRedRoseDay, so I wanted to share some pictures of roses, that I've taken. Red happens to be my favourite colour, so I have a special affinity for red roses.

Did you know that:

`There are over 150 varieties of roses in the world.

`Most rose varieties are not cultivated/for sale.

`Roses are an edible flower. Currently, I don't use them in food but when I was growing up I would eat roses from our garden. Just the petals. Only because we didn't use pesticides. So be careful about eating random roses!
Are you a rose lover? Do you have a favourite variety or colour of rose?

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Nadia

People always say how they dread Mondays & I used to say the same thing. This doesn't apply to everyone because many of us do not work M-F, 9-5 jobs any longer (or ever). Today is Thank God It's Monday Day. So in honour of this day here is why I appreciate, if not love (I know it's hard) Mondays.

The obvious restart. Especially when the previous week went horribly wrong. Or you just didn't hit the goals that you wish you did. Monday is also a chance to learn from went wrong & try to make the new week better.

Whether that is snapping at a co-worker last week and on Monday having more patience. Or having your work week scheduled on a Sunday. This may include filling out your planner, meal prepping and having your clothes pressed & ready to go for the week.

Do you love or hate Monday's? If you love them, I'd love to hear why? If you hate them, what do you find so terrible about them?

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Nadia