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Sunday, May 24, 2015

A rose by any other name...

There they were...
last weeks roses from the shop, extras left over from a wedding...
and I, the lucky one who got to take them home...
The variety is...actually I don't remember ...
But as William Shakespeare once wrote...
'What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;'
So true dear Billy!
These beauties are heavenly, taking us to a garden on a warm summers evening...
...to gaze upon the apricot and peach hues, we are transported to a romantic time,
...each petal unfurling in its own glory,
...revealing yet one more way that a thing can swirl,
...and curl
  ...the collection of all the petals become a symphony of soft ruffles
Oh to be minuscule and dive inside!!
Even in sepia tone they're simply irresistible!
 as the petals fall, there is poetry as well...
I just could go on and on and take hundreds more photos...
But for now I bid you adieu...leaving you to imagine the scent of summer...






3 comments:

farmlady said...

William was right, "A rose by any other name..." What a beautiful flower it is and you have done them justice. Enjoy them until the petals fall.
Lovely photos all...

Limner said...

I smell peaches. And I see apricots. Such beauty.

gz said...

and as they fade, there is still beauty....