Rose Leaves on Fire
Macro Hide and Seek in the Garden

From the Pink Rose Garden


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,

While loving someone deeply gives you courage.

~Lao Tzu


For about one month (May), it's possible to gather these rare and royal creatures into massive bouquets. When I took the second photo I had no intention of ever showing the periphery. Now it seems the most natural thing in the world, and I even like it better this way. However, it's a pretty tight composition that could definitely use some loosening up. 


Each one of these roses is a star, a deva, a queen, yet they mingle with such acceptance, and a wish to contribute to the whole. Not unlike Lao Tzu.