“A Rose is a Rose is a Rose”? (Gertrude Stein)

The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.
~Author Unknown


Roses from my garden,

Giving me smiles every day.  

When the roses fade in fall

I have  memories to keep me smiling

Until summer again comes my way.


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30 thoughts on ““A Rose is a Rose is a Rose”? (Gertrude Stein)

  1. Beautiful roses, which happen to be the only popular flower that I have never tried to grow. Maybe because my wise old grandmother made me create a rose garden for her when I was but 13. Teenager forever rebelling I guess.

    • Awwww, Russel. At 13? That’s incredible. You really ought to try it again. I’m sure you’d be awesome!
      I like those new Forever? Ever Blooming? roses.. something like that.
      They are resistant to diseases and drought, they bloom from spring to frost~ very gardener friendly! The one in the photo blooms till frost, but isn’t one of the Forever roses.

  2. How I love the colour of these roses, a beautiful and delicate peach. These are big roses, they have so many petals. If I had this rosebush in my garden, I would smile every day too ! You chose the perfect bowl to display them, and against the black background it brings out even more their beautiful colour.

    • Jocelyne….you make me smile with your comments! Thank you so much. I do love black backgrounds, but that’s because I can’t figure out any other kind when I’m inside. 😉
      The night I posted these, I wanted Desperately to make them turn out like yours. But I couldn’t do it. I need to go back and look at the link you gave me for the lady who has the soft effects? But it may not work for Photoshop Elements. Maybe it just works for Photoshop. I wanted a nice, soft, vintage look! 😦 But thanks anyway!

      I do love these roses, thank you! I have no idea what their name is. I love the way the petals curl when they age. The roses in this post are all aging and ready to “go”. But I like that in some flowers. I like to catch them right before they become too brown. They have a nice look to them. Thanks again my friend!

      • Yes, most of Florabella’s actions are compatible with Photoshop Elements.
        I’m thinking of doing a tutorial on my blog on how to achieve this vintage or soft look. I work with Corel but it’s basically the same thing as Photoshop Elements, some words are different and of course the layout is not the same but a Photoshop user could easily find the matching words and functions on their panel.

      • That sounds wonderful, Jocelyne! I’d love that tutorial! I tried to get Corel and it’s not made for Macs (yet). Maybe someday. Have you heard of Pugly Pixel? I just found it through another blog. She gives tons of free ideas for enhancing blog posts and photos with Photoshop…I wonder if a similar strategy would work for you in Corel. http://www.puglypixel.com/

    • As always, your words are perfect. Thank you so much. My best friend just passed away recently and this comment means a lot to me. I will remember it always. Thank you, and Bless you, IT.

  3. Really beautiful poem. Sometimes it’s easier to appreciate these things once they are memories but I’m glad they make you smile all year long. I love the color and the way they look so delicate.

    • Thank you! I do love this variety. Their edges curl and that makes for interesting photos! Also, I like to take photos of flowers that are just on the edge of being “over”. There’s a lovely beauty in them then….

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