Friday, December 6, 2013

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro - White Roses for Mandela


Life is tenuous at best, hanging on by a thread


yet sometimes a man comes along with the strength to survive
through the toughest conditions


battered but not broken


through long years of shadows


to come out and shine in the sun and achieve the impossible


and go out as a shining beacon for the rest of the world.


Nelson Mandela has gone to his well deserved rest 
and we are all the poorer for the passing of this shining light.

Linking with

Denise's TODAY'S FLOWERS

and Laura's



30 comments:

  1. oh, the white roses are just beautiful!

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  2. How wonderful to see these lovely blooms. I love the light on them. So warming :) Thank you for stopping by Arija, and for leaving your sweet comments. I hope you are completely over your flu also.

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  3. White, the color of joy
    and the color of mourning...

    The first picture is really awesome.
    I like this post.

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  4. Hi Arija. White. For PEACE. Womderful tribute to a great man and world leader.

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  5. That first image is profound, Arija. Thanks for a beautiful post. Blessings Jo

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  6. Lovely white roses for a great man! May he rest in peace.

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  7. Poignant and beautiful post. The roses are gorgeous.

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  8. Very pretty photos, and a nice memorial for one of the few great men.

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  9. Your photography and words are very special.

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  10. Such a thoughtful post Arija - thank you for this expression of appreciation and acknowledgement - a lovely tribute here illustrated so beautifully.

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  11. Lovely white floral macro shots ~ thanks, carol, xxx

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  12. Nice flowers. I wonder if this will become a "where were you when you found out…." sort of day.

    I don't have a full picture of the plant - I just took the picture on the blog as I was waiting for the kids to get in the car! I will have to see if it flowers again this year!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. Wonderful photo and beautifully said.

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  14. Exquisite macro captures -

    And many thanks for following - a great compliment!

    Nora & Lola:-)

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  15. That's really beautiful and a wonderful tribute. You've said so eloquently what I feel but did not have the words to say.

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  16. A beautiful tribute to a great man
    Lea

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  17. The images of the roses are beautiful - it is a lovely tribute to the memory of Nelson Mandela.

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  18. What a perfectly beautiful tribute to an amazing human being!

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  19. Lovely flowers for a great man - though if his shirts are anything to go by he may have preferred something a little more colourful!

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  20. Such beautiful photos and moving tribute for the wonder of this amazing man

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  21. These are beautiful Arija... Thank,you for the hugs... Michelle

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  22. Wunderschöne Blüten! Weiße Rosen haben schon was Besonderes!

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  23. Hi! Nice captures. The whie roses are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Perfectly lovely tribute to the late great leader. Truly great people emit a light that warms the hearts of the world. His light is sorely missed.

    Yoko

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  25. such beautiful flower photos! wonderful trbute,

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  26. Arija this is so kind, so wise, so beautiful. Thank you for your words and photos and for linking up with I Heart Macro.

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