Saturday, July 06, 2013

Four roses








Life is like a rose garden - watch for the thorns and keep the pest dust handy.
~Anonymous

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

in asserting a rose
is a rose is
a rose Miss Stein
was paying second by second
attention so that
unfolding life
petal-quivering
wouldn't become
noun-coffin container
but verb-vector
alive coming at us -
so in your photos
they're moving toward
us, demanding no less than
sustained
sustaining
realness "rose"
only
approximates

Petrea Burchard said...

I can almost smell these, really.

I always seek out a nose-high rose for that very purpose.

dive said...

Anon is on top logolicious form.

Such delicate perfection, Ms.M.
My roses are aphid magnets so it's a delight to see yours unblemished.

altadenahiker said...

Wow, and double-triple wow on that top one.

Ms M said...

Anon, your poem is a true rose :)

Petrea: Seeking out a nose-high rose is a good idea. I wonder if someday there will be a way to attach "scent" files to a blog?

Dive: Anon appreciates the good words. Amazingly, these roses were *sans* aphids.

Karin: Double and triple thanks! :-)

Petrea Burchard said...

I wouldn't be surprised if we have the scent file technology already, and are just looking for an economical way to do it.

Ms M said...

You're probably right. Then we'll have "Insta-scent", "Fragrant Facebook", and "Blog-aroma".

Margaret said...

Those are gorgeous. The colors are so delicate and gentle. Who needs a scent file I can smell them already.

Ms M said...

Thanks, Margaret. You're right; some images readily evoke a scent in the imagination....

Shell Sherree said...

Dang, my comment was eaten ~ by an aphid, perhaps? I think it was along the lines of admiring the translucent quality of the pink rose and wondering whether I can muster the patience to try growing some again! They are beautiful, Ms M.

sonia a. mascaro said...

The roses are beautiful and you took great photos of them.
I like the quote, it is wise.

PS: Thank you for your kind and comforting words about Flora. I agree with you, the memories of the good times are precious.

Ms M said...

Thank you, Shell. I'm sorry an aphid ate your first comment. Perhaps I should put out some ladybugs :)

Sonia, thank you for your kind words. (())