Sunday, November 20, 2011

A rose is a rose, is a rose, is a rose.....!

This memorable first line from Gloria Stein's poem 'Sacred Emily' written in 1913 basically meaning 'when all is said and done a thing is what it is'  although not literally referring to roses, was I thought one way to lead into how I feel about roses which is..'blooming marvelous'. I love the way roses are full of alluring promise from the moment they begin to open as a bud right up until the petals start falling off!  I'm sure I can't be the only one who holds onto a beautiful vase of roses until they've gone through the full cycle of first picked to full blown and even then reluctant to let them go.....! Have a wonderful Sunday.....

32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flower and capture and I feel the same way -- "bloomin' marvelous"! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. Me too, I adore a freshly cut bouquet of roses, although, there is something said for their lingering perfume enhancing ones garden.
    Have a great day.

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  3. so perfect!



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  4. Hmmm...that's a rose, eh? Shows how much I know. I though it looked a lot like the orchid corsage I gave Lois Anne for her senior prom in 1957!

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  5. I love roses. Please post more so I can remember the summer. :)

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  6. I am so jealous that you have summer now! A good friend is down in Perth for 3 weeks and he will come back tanned and refreshed and rub it in to us.

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  7. Oh, that's right, it's spring down your way. I think that the best urban rose tradition is in Victoria, BC, which has such an even climate that there is a prize for the home with the most roses blooming on Christmas Day.

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  8. Ahh...you are not alone. I love these beauties too!

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  9. I like roses, too. A long time ago I planted many roses in my garden, but they were very time-consuming to care for, so eventually I pulled them out and replaced them with less difficult plants. Now when I want roses, I just take a walk in nearby Elizabeth Park.

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  10. I usually buy them for home. Although we have a couple of rose plants in our garden red and yellow. Yes, I keep them, even a little after when they are dry.

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  11. Nothing like a beautiful rose with it's sweet scent to make one smile.

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  12. Ces couleurs sont fantastiques. Quels contrastes!

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  13. Thank you for spreading some gorgeous colour into a dark, foggy November Morning in England.

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  14. Beautyful flowers to say Hello to my sunday morning !Thank you!!

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  15. My Mum was saying her roses are blooming all over the garden. Eeek? Mid-November? These are gorgeous, I hope they smell as nice as they look!

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  16. Ah! your rose is beautiful - full of joy and oh! so pretty!

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  17. i have many photos of dropped rose petals. when the flower releases its petals it performs even that final act with artistry.

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  18. Perth, I love the rose on the top, nice mood. I too love roses unless as a gardener I am trying to weed beneath them or amdist them. I have more scars from roses and have had more hair pulled out than a street fighter! I do love the varied fragrances. I have a link here to a photo I took the last roses i cut before our first snow. Interestingly, the bigger rose is called Polaris! Fitting since it was the coming of first snow. It is a very fragrant, old rose with the most viscious thorns of any rose i've ever known. The othes are Gootendorst, which has no fragrance. A rosarian once told me for that reason it was soulless. I really like the Gloria Stein line. http://www.robinrobinsonmaine.com/Other/MISCELLANEOUS/13997474_kc659Z#1578747979_bv3CLVQ

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  19. Lovely! I particularly like the hybrid colors in the second photo just beginning to bloom. So nice to see you like to stop and....shoot the roses. (And, maybe smell them too!)

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  20. hmmm...something from singing in the rain right?! ^0^
    welcome back pdp, I was also a bit busy so got no time to visit.
    oh! how this foto blooms, tis beautiful.
    I hope you have a restful sunday as well. ^0^

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  21. I think Gertrude Stein wrote many different meanings in this verse...

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  22. I love roses. The first photo is nice. Contrast: Cold Shadow - blue, warm sun - yellow. A nice new week!

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  23. The rose bud shot is my favorite. Great color!

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  24. After all that, you mean it's just a ...

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  25. Lovely captures! The first one is a great photo with its contrast of light and shade.
    Our roses are all in bloom too, see:

    http://nixpages.blogspot.com/2011/10/spring-flowers-in-our-garden.html

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  26. Such different blossoms and both are beautifully shot!

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  27. Which beautiful flowers when you will see mine tomorrow...

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  28. is beautiful, is beautiful, is beautiful.

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