YELLOW ROSES (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow)

These are photos of Golden Celebration Rose which I have taken many weeks and months ago. This rose plant is utterly beautiful and it would have been just perfect if it thrived well in our garden. Had it done so, I would have clusters of sweet smelling yellow flowers during the summer and fall. IContinue reading “YELLOW ROSES (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow)”


Apples and roses incense the earth. Their fragrance infuse the breeze rising from the Creator’s hands. Blessed be Summer and her fecund womb that sustains body and soul. Blessed be Autumn and her solitude that gathers and nurtures the weary and lost. Who dares stop the world, disrupt its rhythm that only its happy danceContinue reading “BENEDICTION”

A TEAPOT AND SUCH (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Color Blue)

Cee’s challenge gives me the opportunity to showcase two of my favorite things: teapots and fine china, and roses.  I have always found pictures of fine china in a garden setting quite charming and dreamy.   I thought of following through with that inspiration  to capture the beauty of vintage crockery and the roses that areContinue reading “A TEAPOT AND SUCH (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Color Blue)”


Ah, Roses. They come in so many shapes and sizes. The very word evokes images as distinct as the person thinking of a Rose. Yet, when one sees a flower, he will immediately recognize a rose for the way its petals curve and curl, for its velvet softness, for its leaves, for its thorns. HappyContinue reading “ROSES IN BLACK AND WHITE”


Abandoned roses flowering by the roadside child of Providence unadorned faces vagaries of life revealed truth is beauty Where roses flourish even the loneliest place cannot be too bad. ~~~ It is a delight to see roses anywhere. I found this rose bush growing wild in a vacant city lot. Perhaps, at one time, somebodyContinue reading “ABANDONED ROSES”

CIRCLES AND CURVES (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge)

There was a light rain yesterday. Petals and leaves were heavy with raindrops. Here are some of the photos I took – I think they meet the circles and curves challenge posed by Cee. 🙂       This last picture can be a bit jarring after all the pinks.  This picture is of anContinue reading “CIRCLES AND CURVES (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge)”


Between day and night, blooming and fading, endings and beginnings, we are. ~~~~ I took this picture as the sun was setting.  It is not only the time of day that is a ‘between’.  I chose this rose because it is halfway to full blossom and it is beautiful. WPC:  BETWEEN


I spied roses in the store there were dozens of them in gorgeous colors I could not help myself but get close – after all, who could refuse the call of a rose even though I know I would be disappointed because roses elegant as they should be without their fragrance and thorns are butContinue reading “A ROSE IS A ROSE”