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Another flower from my bouquet - one single, perfect pink rose - with some added 'rain-drops' !
No Stars Wars themed pink for me today. Although, I've had fun seeing what my more creative contacts have come up with. I found a Tuesday Texture group, but I still snuck in some pink.
*texture by Les Brumes
It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.
Rosa damascena, more commonly known as the Damask rose, or sometimes as the Rose of Castile, is a rose hybrid, derived from Rosa gallica and Rosa moschata. Further DNA analysis has shown that a third species, Rosa fedtschenkoana, is associated with the Damask rose.
The flowers are renowned for their fine fragrance, and are commercially harvested for rose oil (either "rose otto" or "rose absolute") used in perfumery and to make rose water and "rose concrete". The flower petals are also edible. They may be used to flavor food, as a garnish, as an herbal tea, and preserved in sugar as gulkand. Source Wikipedia.
Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry(29 June 1900 – 31 July 1944) was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight.
Saint-Exupéry was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, working airmail routes in Europe, Africa and South America. At the outbreak of war, he joined the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air), flying reconnaissance missions until France's armistice with Germany in 1940. After being demobilised from the French Air Force, he travelled to the United States to persuade its government to enter the war against Nazi Germany. Following a 27-month hiatus in North America, during which he wrote three of his most important works, he joined the Free French Air Force in North Africa, although he was far past the maximum age for such pilots and in declining health. He disappeared over the Mediterranean on a reconnaissance mission in July 1944, and is believed to have died at that time.
Prior to the war, Saint-Exupéry had achieved fame in France as an aviator. His literary works – among them The Little Prince, translated into 300 languages and dialects – posthumously boosted his stature to national hero status in France. He earned further widespread recognition with international translations of his other works. His 1939 philosophical memoir Terre des hommes—Man and His World became the name of an international humanitarian group, and was also used to create the central theme of the most successful world's fair of the 20th century, Expo 67 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Source Wikipedia.
Now spring is passing into summer silent. Birds are singing songs of love. All you have to do is listen careful to the melody.
Thanks for invitation:
Maybe my garden would look like this viewed through rose-coloured glasses! :)
Texture: Jane Garratt
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Explore on June 9, 2009 at position #416.
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I have taken (and deleted) so many pics of my roses, I just can't get it right bc they are fuscia so I've been playing around with different ways to edit them rather than delete them.
I don't have many roses anymore but this one is still hanging on and putting out an occasional flower.
Have a great week.
A rose refracted though a dew drop.
Peace Rose, In my garden. I thought about smoothing it out a bit but liked the natural textures a little
I know, it's a bit lame... But I wanted to shoot something and as the weather is quite bad it had to be indoors. It's probably been done a lot of times but I do like the outcome :)
I didn't edit the shot at all, only put my name on it.