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Friday, June 3, 2011
Rose is the June Flower of the Month
Today I will start to explore the rose.
This is a rose from the numerous gardens at WaltDisneyWorld, Florida, USA.
I enjoyed taking many pictures there from our last trip, 2009.
another WDW rose photo I snapped
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust
I drive my nieces and nephews a little crazy when we go to the Denver Zoo.
I love to photograph the little things - like a bunch of flowers, or a single hibiscus.
A butterfly. A hummingbird moth. A spider web.
I take photos of the little wild rabbits,
and perhaps a peacock feather on the ground.
Oh, and I also take photos of the animals!
So they all know that if I drag behind, I'm just taking another photo,
and will catch up with them soon!
Nelicia and Lauriel, waiting for Aunt Karen, again.
"In a way, nobody sees a flower really.
It is so small; we haven't time.
And to see takes time,
as to have a friend takes time."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
In traditional 'flowers of the month'
June is ROSE.
The Song of the Rose Fairy
by Mary Cecily Barker
"Best and dearest flower that grows,
Perfect both to see and smell;
Words can never, never tell
Half the beauty of a Rose -
Buds that open to disclose
Fold on fold of purest white,
Lovely pink, or red that glows
Deep, sweet-scented. What delight
To be Fairy of the Rose!"
The Rose Fairy illustration by Mary Cecily Barker
I love this next vintage poem and song:
In the Language of Flowers
A rose means:
Love, passion, beauty and perfection.
Rachel's Rose Fairy Oval by PurpleMoon
The rose is rich in history and meaning.
Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love,
presented a rose to Eros.
Cleopatra lured Marc Antony
with a room knee deep in rose petals!
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra
The rose is named for the Latin
which means red.
vintage French postcard, MademoiselleChipotte- etsy