The sheer beauty of the rose cannot be denied
nor it's jewel like claws
but if either were missing,
it would not be a true reflection of life.
Picked at dawn to protect them from the scorching heat
yet shrivelled my lunch time, even in the house
but no less beautiful
like kind people in old age
the care lines cancelled out by
the wrinkles of all those years of smiling.
Oh, yes!! I do so agree!!! Exquisite, Arija! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful,Beautiful images. The light in the first picture is amazing.ReplyDelete
How very beautiful. The roses, your image and your sentiments. Thank you.ReplyDelete
The thorns are just as beautiful as the rose in their own way - and SO agree with you about both being required to truly reflect life. Hope you're having a great day!ReplyDelete
Seems the rose protects itself as it entices us in with fragrance.ReplyDelete
Ah Arija, what a beautiful simile: but no less beautifulReplyDelete
like kind people in old age! Beautiful images too. Yes, we also have from medium - very large monitor lizards! Have a wonderful day. Jo
hi Arija. I also agree. stunning first shot. have you tried conditioning your cut roses? This is the best way. cut 1 inch off bottom of stem on a slant and immediately put it into a inch or 2 of BOILING. Use a jam jar for this but remember tp put a metal spoon in so that the glass does not break. Leave for about 10 minutes. You do this in case there is an air lock, if it has, you will see bubbles from the end of the stem. Then put directly into a vase of water or arrange according in oasis. Do NOT let the stem ever dry out. Hope this will help them last longer than a morning.ReplyDelete
heel mooi ook de wat verlepte die hebben ook hun schoonheid.ReplyDelete
I can almost smell the aroma of the rose. Ah, summer!ReplyDelete
Hopefully this last lot of rain has refreshed our poor old roses. They had quite a battle last week. The photos are lovely.ReplyDelete
I have decided to discontinue my blog Arija but will still enjoy visiting.
Arija these are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)ReplyDelete
so very beautiful, I can almost smell them.... but since I can not, I will go put on some rose oil that was brought back from Bulgaria for me.... ;-)ReplyDelete
The rose is perfect even with its "claws". Thanks Arija for your welcoming words. Fortunately there are no bushfires, but the heat is unbearable. We stay in the pool a couple of hours every day, which makes life a lot easier..ReplyDelete
Perfectly beautiful and in good company with those pretty sprigs of star-jasmine..ReplyDelete
for me to try to put a name to my gum tree would be an exercise in futility! But I like them none the less!ReplyDelete
A rose with no thorns is not really a rose.
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Wunderschöne Blumen! Die Rose ist traumhaft!ReplyDelete
The red thorns are beautiful too. I like the poetry to go with the flowers that are withering with age.ReplyDelete
I wonder if the first pink rose is the same species with your icon rose? How lovely to have more wrinkles at our eyes and mouth because of laughs and smiles!Terrible cold wave is forecasted in a few days here, I’ll stay warm. Stay cool, arija. With best wishes for your 2014.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous rose, Ariza, and the beauty and thorns are definitely a reflection of life.ReplyDelete
Those roses are beautiful .... lately I have become more and more interested in the beauty of fading flowers....rather obvious why.ReplyDelete
So, so pretty! I snet you an e-mail this morning ;)ReplyDelete
möge das neue Jahr für Dich genauso so schön sein, wie die Farbe dieser wundervollen Rose!!!
Hab eine wunderschöne Woche,
ich glaube mein Blogtitel wurde mir 'geflüstert' :)
...sie sind seit ca.4 Jahren einfach da...Ich empfinde es auch als ein sehr großes Geschenk!!! Über Deine Frage freue ich mich sehr, und darüber, dass du selbst schon solch besondere Begegnungen hattest.
Ich selber hatte auch mehrere sehr intensive Erlebnisse (das intensivste hatte ich bei einem Besuch bei meinem Opa, kurz bevor er starb) mittlerweile kann ich sie immer wahrnehmen, wenn ich in mich hineinlausche...das Wissen darum befriedet mein Herz sehr!!!
Genieß einen schönen Tag,
Katrin, die jetzt in ihr Bettchen geht:)
Gorgeous roses and they do wear so well. I loved reading those last four lines. Thanks Arija :)ReplyDelete