Madame Alfred Carriere
California Poppy

Rosa Sericea Pteracantha


The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.

~ Martin Luther King Jr.


I wondered if I would post something today, thinking it would have to be a spur of the moment kind of thing. Then, while archiving, I came across this four-petaled wonder. Yes, it's the only single (five-petaled rose) with four petals. I've been trying to capture this "heart" of a rose at all stages. There will be more to come. Have a lovely day.