Antique Shell Button
Playdate (fun photographing children)

Rose Diversity


We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color. ~Maya Angelou

Diversity has always been one of my favorite words– it's application both to the family of man, and to the family of roses. In this picture, there is hardly a rose in it that resembles what many people think roses (the typical florist version) look like. 

It's Martin Luther King's birthday, so how about another quote?

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The roses– Sally Holmes, William Baffin, Macrantha Daisy Hill, Sweet Chariot, Poulsen's Pearl, Kathleen, Rose de Rescht, Frau Dagmar Hastrup, Robin Hood, Little White Pet, Albertine (bottom photo), Rosa Californica, Phyllis Bide, Climbing Lady Hillingdon, Safrano, Mutabalis, Rosa Roxburghii.