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    The first white rose from our garden this year.
    The white rose is the symbol of Yorkshire (traditionally the origins of the emblem are said to go back to Edmund of Langley in the 14th century, the first Duke of York and the founder of the House of York as a Cadet branch of the then ruling House of Plantagenet.
    The actual symbolism behind the rose has religious connotations as it represents the Virgin Mary, who was often called the Mystical Rose of Heaven. The York rose is white in colour, because in Christian liturgical symbolism, white is the symbol of light, typifying innocence and purity, joy and glory.
    During the civil wars of the 15th century, the White Rose was the symbol of York forces opposed to the rival House of Lancaster, whose symbol was the Red Rose of Lancaster.
    The opposition of the two roses gave the wars their name: the Wars of the Roses. The conflict was ended by King Henry VII of England, who symbolically united the White and Red Roses to create the Tudor Rose, symbol of the Tudor dynasty.
    At the Battle of Minden on August 1, 1759, Yorkshiremen of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry's predecessor the 51st Regiment picked white roses from bushes near to the battlefields as a tribute to their fallen comrades who had died. They stuck the plucked white roses in their coats as a tribute.
    Yorkshire Day is held on this date each year!
    For the jubilee. You don't have to be a 'Royalist' to enjoy the atmosphere and pleasure that you see in so many people!
    The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee today, 60 years... I admire her achievement.
    I don't envy her though, I'm happy with my life the way it is...

    Have a glorious day and thank you for your valid comments, Magda, (*_*)

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    1. Lee Dowthwaite 67 months ago | reply

      Magnificent tribute!

    2. Alcosinus  ON/OFF  67 months ago | reply

      Superb composition my friend !!!

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    3. Jack o' Lantern 67 months ago | reply

      This most wonderful image was seen at :
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    4. Shotaku 67 months ago | reply

      Just gorgeous.

      Thanks for posting this superb photograph
      to this week's theme " Flowers on Black ".

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      Congratulations this wonderful image is a Flower Themes Admin Fave.

    5. chris.spins (OFF) 67 months ago | reply

      This most wonderful image was seen at :
       Richard's flora and fauna
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      If you receive 5 + Awards: Post your Photo HERE;

    6. chris.spins (OFF) 67 months ago | reply

      new invite ricky zero 280 mix
      Please, FAVE and AWARD at least 2 other images.

    7. chris.spins (OFF) 67 months ago | reply

      Dear friend, congratulations ! 5 (five) or more of your fellow artists at Richard's Flora and Fauna group acknowledge this as a magnificent image . Please post it in medium-size in our special thread for Laureatte images with 5 or more awards at Richard's Flora and Fauna.

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      Your magnificent image has received 5+ awards from a top-quality group.
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    8. Hans Zitzler 66 months ago | reply

      stunning shot ..... as always!!!!
      great work .....WOW

    9. Caz 71♥ [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

      That is stunning my friend, such beautiful details, a real winner!!!

      Hi, im the co-Art Director for `Howards and Caz`s Gallery` and would be very honoured if you would consider posting your stunning photo into the Gallery.
      This Gallery is so different than anything flickr has done before, as it is a tough Gallery to belong to, and now the bar has raised to Platinum level, and only the best will be accepted, and it is my opinion that this wonderful piece here belongs with us ……. I hope you will consider posting your beautiful photo in, as i feel it has the standard required to be a part of this Gallery......Kind regards..Caz (AD)

    10. skagitrenee-returning 12/16 61 months ago | reply

      I enjoyed seeing your talented work. Thanks for posting and sharing it with our group.
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    11. 61 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12. Philip Kuntz 61 months ago | reply

      Exceptional image that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful images on Flickr. Thank you for making Howard & Caz's Gallery richer with your photo. You have made this Gallery truly special with it's presence…………Phil (A)

    13. Christina Port 61 months ago | reply

      Phenomenal shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making `Howard and Caz`s Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with is presence………Christina (M)

    14. Teresa Mc Kenna 61 months ago | reply

      Stunning capture.. Delighted to add this prestigious award your image. Well done . Regards Tess (M)

    15. Howard Brodsky. OFF [deleted] 58 months ago | reply


      This stamp of approval signifies that this picture has attained "the" designated professional standards for admission to the"NEW" "HCG Professional Art Gallery ….which has now evolved TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD ON FLICKR!!!!,

      I am Howard, aka Camera Truth, I am the Head of of the Art Department for the NEW "HCG" My eyes have the final judgement of gallery acceptance …...and it is my great pleasure to state that your work is professional, and incredible, and I hope you take the time to post it to our "NEW" gallery which represents the finest, eclectic group of images on Flickr.

      (We are attempting to re-invite all works perviously posted in the old HCG as of approx.Jan which is when we went to a professional level…. so this stamp is NOT a redundant invite its to a NEW more prestigious Gallery) Look for an admin invite stamp beneath your picture ...Howard ...(Cameatruth2)

      HCG approval by Howard Brodsky Cameratruth2.

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