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Monday, May 18, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Today's Flowers

Make Time for Small Reflections


My first RED rose of
2009 springtime ... this
Abraham Lincoln

(Multiple views of a single red rose over time)

lasted more than a
week but in the last few days
disintegrated ...

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for others participating in Today's Flowers & Ruby Tuesday.
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Thought for Today
"A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect." Adabella Radici


EG CameraGirl said...

It's wonderful to see these beautiful red roses. Lovely!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

I love red roses!
Our log is a rede rose!
Wonderful post.


Unknown said...

I love the rose, it was beautiful. Sorry to see it died, but hey, more will come.

Leora said...

Roses! A rose is a rose is a rose. So lovely, so red.

Mike Golch said...

Great posting.

Rayne said...

So many different and beautiful shades of red. Great photos. I loved looking at them.

Dora said...

Sad to see the disintegration... :(

Robin said...

How beautiful, and all the more so for it's swiftly fleeting nature.

Summer Stock Sunday starts May 31st - come check it out!

Auntie E said...

Oh that wind! I had a Abe Lincoln rose bush. Had to move a leave it. I sure do miss it. Have 2 RT up. You can get to the other from each site. Happy RT

Race said...

red roses are always lovely to me!

RA said...

Wonderful red roses! They are one of my favorites. Have a great day :)

Linnea said...

That is a perfect rose...even in its demise! There will be more!

Jim said...

Hi S.T, this is a very pretty RED rose that you found for today. I liked your 'contradictions' poem by Radici a lot too, it fits and help make my day. Oh that I could have this said about me!
Happy RT, thank you for your visit and for leaving your nice comment.
I will continue the European Holiday theme for RT and for SkyLooking.
I will try to make a map for it by next post.

Mom Knows Everything said...

Beautiful roses! I have some dark pink ones, but I can't remember the name of them. It was my grandfathers rose bush and so I just call them 'Grampy's Roses'. ;o)

Dianne said...

she is a beauty! I love the bluish tint photo with the chair in the background
and the petals on the walk is another lovely shot

Stephanie V said...

Beautiful roses! Love the flower collages.

Leenie said...

My Mr. Lincoln is just putting on new growth. Our winter was long and deep...and hard on my roses. I have Mr. Lincoln by my Barbara Bush rose (keep the Republicans together) My John Kennedy is on the other side of the garden. ;-D.
Your roses are beauties!

Annie Jeffries said...

Love the visual story you have presented here of the life cycle of this lovely rose.

Felisol said...

Good idea to catch the life of a single rose in collages.
Such rare beauty.
From Felisol

Karen said...

My yard just won't support roses, so I'm always happy to see others' photos!

srp said...

Currently, we have no red roses.... lavender blue, lavender pink, yellow... but no red. I need to go cut off some of the rose heads now... two of the bushes are so loaded with buds I'm afraid the stems will break. Lovely sequence....

Betty said...

Hi Virginia,

Just wanted to stop by and say 'hi' as it has been a while since I visited you. I hope your are having a good week so far.

The roses are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I must have tried planting roses at least 10 times but I've never succeeded. You've got lovely roses :)

Gattina said...

Ah ! red roses ! so romantic !

Arija said...

Dome things are as beautiful in their passing as in their first bloom.

maryt/theteach said...

The perfect RED rose - so sad to see it disintegrate... :( But Happy Ruby Tuesday to you! :)

Anonymous said...

These flowers are so pretty & you always arrange your collages so nicely!

Prayers are needed, swing by my page for details, please!

JunieRose2005 said...

I loved the rose pictures!

(of course 'Junie Rose' would love them!! :) )

Thanks for visiting me recently!


Patti said...

Neat idea to capture the life of a single red rose.
Nature is beautiful, isn't it?

Happy Belated Ruby Tuesday on the following Monday ;-)

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