Rose Days

I've made a point lately to harvest and photograph the day's roses. In the process, I hope to be surpised and inspired by them. 


On Monday they seemed to arrange themselves by color.











Colour, like fragrance, is intimately connected with light; and between the different rays of the spectrum and the colour-cells of plants there is a strange telepathy. These processes, so little explored, seem in their deep secrecy and earthly spirituality more marvellous than the most radiant visions of the mystics.

~Mary Webb, "The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing"


I looked for a quote about color in my usual place and found nothing. Then I remembered this exquisite book given to me by Pamela Temple. I opened it randomly to page 47, which was titled THE BEAUTY OF COLOUR (!)


Reaping Roses

There's a folder on my computer titled "m day on the washer". I look at the contents in wonderment and think, "I really want to show these, but it's not Mother's Day." So the images sit there gathering pixel dust. Well no more. 



It's spring 2013, and I'm just back from the San Francisco Flower Market. I've deposited my bounty in the front garden to prep for Mother's Day bouquets. I know, it seems odd to buy flowers when the garden looks so full. I felt the need for a little embellishment and the photo ops were too good to ignore.










In the rush a few days later to make the bouquets, I didn't have time for pictures, but these images seem even better for that time and place, as well as this time and place, months later!


People find life entirely too time-consuming.

~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec



Can't Say Enough About Green




Back at the first color post - purple - I told you that all these images come from the folder I compiled during my first blog experience, many moons, pixels and aps ago - woooooooo! Green has been my favorite color for my whole life and the images in this post run a grand sweep of experience. The Alba rugosa's first bloom - brave enough to bypass tight roots of that flourishing grass (and I don't mean lawn). The frog - Christmas ornament turned treasured bauble. Hand blown glass flower visiting nature for the photographer only. Hellebore in the little agate bowl that broke (nice to have its image). Charming Louisianna fence (how green and lovely it was there). Our new street sign. Porcelain Vine - (how enchanted I was by those turquoise and purple berries). Queen Anne's Lace (memories of childhood). Rose leaf extravaganza - it looks like a simple picture but took hours to create so you could see how diverse, once again, the rose world is. Thorns - too scary not to photograph! A machine part with super-glued mirror, hanging on our back fence.


Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its lovliness arises.

~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca