Black, White & Chilly
Rosa Eglantine– A Long Way From Home

Rose Fragrance


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


Oh Somerset, how about breathing in both beauty and roses, and allowing them stay with you, or even take you away.

Rose fragrance is extremely important to some people. If the rose has no fragrance- forget about it. I tend to think that all roses have fragrance, whether you can smell it or not. Roses have so much presence if you breathe them in– they give something– I guess I like to think of it as fragrance.


The Picture

Some time ago, this little rose had it's picture taken resting on a rose photograph, and I forgot to put it in a vase afterward. The next day, limp and lovely, it filled the room with fragrance. I couldn't help but take another shot.