"We are not wounded by
a strange poisonous thorn
but by one
that belongs to us,
grows from us,
its point in our heart and centre."
~ Janet Frame (From 'Nails as a Rose' in The Goose Bath)
The rose in the snapshot above was grown
by artist Robin Swanney-Macpherson,
from a cutting given to her by Janet Frame
when she lived at St Clair, Dunedin.
There was a beautiful garden on the property,
and Robin helped Janet to maintain it.