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Wordless Wednesday: Rain and roses

Tropical Storm Juaning hits the Luzon area. Yet here in Mindanao, we experience downpour with strong winds even if we’re at the outskirts of the storm. Such a wet Wednesday...


Rose Series: Pink

“Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” -Katharine Lee Bates

Rose Series: Red

“In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

Almost everyone knows what a red rose represents especially when given to someone special on various occasions; the red color of various kinds roses expresses love.

Back then,  multi-media text messages and e-mails were non-existent; and young gentlemen woo the ladies by giving them real red roses.

Decades ago when my garden had 64 varieties of roses, my former pupils often drops by and buys red roses on special occasions like birthdays and Valentines day.

For ways to “say it with flowers”, I recommend you browse on rose flower meanings compiled by The Flower Expert on Facebook. Here’s the link:   http://www.facebook.com/notes/theflowerexpertcom/top-10-ways-to-express-your-feelings/232692190074267



Rose Series: Pink

“Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.” -William C. Bryant

Rose Series: Peach

“If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.” -Isaac Hayes

Rose Series: Scarlet Beauty

“Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.” -W. Somerset Maugham

Rose Series: Golden Yellow

A little insect working and gathering pollen from a golden yellow rose in my garden.