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Winter rose

winter-rose

A winter rose is very rare
Whose delicate petals weep
As the bitter north winds blows
Them fiercely off to sleep
They awaken from their slumber
Beneath a warming sun

And rise to stretch in glory
As a new day has begun
The winter rose has flourished
Through the passing time
A symbol of life’s passion
And love that is sublime

A new beginning, never to end
A life’s passion, deeper than the sea
Embracing this thirsty soul
Never to be separated again
By the north wind blows..this winter rose

JoJo Bean, Dodgy Dave and Meggie Gultiano

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Forgive the soft focus of this image.  I almost didn’t post it, but I liked it enough that I overlooked the focus issues.  I took my camera, with Lensbaby attached, across the street to my neighbor’s driveway and took this image of their rose bush.  I think it is a rose of sharon bush – not your typical rose bush anyway.  These are the little seed pod things that are left behind after the rose is spent.  I was quickly losing light, standing there in my slippers with no coat on and I couldn’t find the sweet spot of the lens.  Still learning!!

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Faded roses

These remind me of an old country song that Marie Osmond used to sing, of all people.  Hey, I was young back then.

Paper Roses
Paper Roses
Oh how real those roses seem to be
But they’re only imitation like your imitation love for me

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No bees or spiders anywhere

Another Rose

Yes, yet another photo of a rose.  In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I haven’t been able to get any new shots of late.  Good thing I took lots of photos of roses that day.  This really was a lousy photo, but some selective cropping saved the day.  My neighbors have some spent roses on their bushes that I have been wanting to take some snaps of the last couple of days.  Maybe today.  Hopefully they haven’t deadheaded them yet.

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A rose and a bee, part 2 or more

Rose and a bee

I don’t know about you, but I was overdosing on PINK!  I decided to mostly desaturate this one – leaving just a hint of pink, but leaving the full color of the honey bee.  The bee was pretty pink as well, wings included, so I tweaked it in Photoshop.  A LOT. 

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A rose and a bee

Rose and a bee

This is a honey bee and the honey bee is disappearing, according to this Haagen Daz website.  I used to be afraid of bees, but not so much any more.  If you mind your own business, they’ll mind their’s.

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A rose is a rose

Mini Rose

“O, be some other name!  What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…”  From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

From our office windows we have a view of our beautifully landscaped backyard.  In one of the clusters of trees we could see these bright pink flowers.  It is quite a walk to where they are planted so I didn’t get out there right away, but one day after work I finally went out there with my camera in hand.  The flowers were roses, a kind of miniature variety, but roses none-the-less.  The fragrance was heady as I approached, as each bush was loaded with blossoms.  I’ve got more photos that I’ll be posting.

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