Saturday, April 19, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro - " Look into my heart my love and see . ."

My roses are at their best in autumn
meet the UNICEF 'Children's Rose'

pink and pretty, 
hardy, pest free and continuous flowering
with a heady perfume . . .

what more can one ask for?

'Jude the Obscure'
how can one go past a perfect rose with a name like that?
No-one knows where the name comes from
it does sound as though it was names for a saint
with the softest heart

wonderfully scented and my absolute favourite

when the petals fall, the rose reveals it's very soul,

I hope our's is just as beautiful.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful.
    I loathed Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure (all of his books really) but this rose, which I saw for the first time recently, is a delight.
    Have a wonderful, wonderful day and weekend.

    1. Not being a fan of Thomas Hardy, it is no surprise I had not heard of his Jude. Having sketchily perused the novel now, I an saddened that this most beautiful of roses is named after such a wet blanket.

  2. Exquisite flower, beautiful color and a wonderful post for the day, Arija!! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!!

  3. my gosh, they're just gorgeous, arija.

  4. Your roses are very beautiful.

  5. Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...
    Arija, these are so pretty. My favorite is the center one, the rose in the soft natural light. So tender.

  6. Gorgeous roses.Hope you have a Blessed Easter.

  7. Hi Arija, these roses are exquisite and I love how you have worded the last photo, how the rose reveals its very soul. It truly does! Thank you so much dear friend, and for also being our Guest Friend this week. Those photos also are gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and A Very Happy Easter :)

  8. Amazing crispness and vivid pastel colors #iheartmacro

  9. mmm, the scent is drifting here now .... just beautful Arija

  10. The rose looks a lot more cheerful than Hardy's novel! All very nicely photographed.

  11. Beautiful flowers Arija - happy Easter to you.

  12. Gorgeous roses! I wish you a Happy Easter!

  13. Wonderful roses! I can feel the smell!
    All of David Austin's roses are named after someone or something, and this was a novel as mentioned.
    Happy Easter!

  14. The rose has a beautiful soul.

  15. What a beauty and smoothness like a porcelain! I can imagine their sweet fragrance. I like the pattern of the petals in the second picture.
    By the way, thanks for your comments on my pictures and my other blog concerning friendship. I appreciate your viewpoints and your caring attitude. Best regards.

  16. such beautiful roses! gorgeous captures!

  17. Thank you all you kind and erudite people who made me aware of Thomas Hardy's 'Jude'. It sort of spoils the rose although there is no better way to describe Jude than obscure. Happily, the rose is anything but.
    Had I only asked my daughter who has an encyclopaedic memory, before taking the word of the author of 'Names of Roses', I would have been spared this glaring mistake.

  18. Wonderful photos and great progression. I rename that rose as 'Arija's Own'--so we don't have to bother with the 'other stuff' about the name!

  19. Hi there - nice roses - we are back from the Prom - the road in and out did have a few wildlife highlights (and low lights lying on the side of the road!).

    It's one of my favourite places.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  20. Stunningly beautiful Arija! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  21. Such gorgeous roses and photos of them. I can almost smell them!
    Best regards, Karin

  22. Roses that are beautiful and have a lovely scent -- that is perfection. (I am glad one of the comments said who Jude the Obscure was -- it sounded a little familiar, but I didn't think it was a Saint ...glad that mystery was solved, but sorry that the character didn't live up to his namesake!...I wonder why it was chosen for this beauty!)

  23. I can almost smell those beauties from here.


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