BIRTHDAY ROSES

FOTD – March 12 – Birthday Roses

Garry gave me roses and some very pretty white flower for my birthday. Red and white are the two colors I find most complicated to get right. Red, because depending on light, the colors change sometimes dramatically and white because not only does light change it, but they reflect other colors.

I’m always trying to get my photos to look like illustrations. Maybe that’s why I started to actually illustrate!

Often, when you enlarge them, white flowers have little bits of other colors you didn’t see before. These white flowers actually have a tiny pink stripe on them. I’d never have seen it except for enlarging the photographs on screen. If you look carefully, you can see it in the next photograph.

Darker roses, but sharper edges on the white flowers
Romantic roses
Simply perfect

The only thing I don’t like about roses is how quickly they die. They are perfect and glorious for two days and by the third, they are dropping petals. But right now, they are absolutely perfect and I’m glad I took a few pictures.



Categories: Anecdote, Cee's Photo Challenge, Flower of the day, Flowers, Photography, roses

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15 replies

  1. 🌹 Your roses are lovely… ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! ♫ xo

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  2. Belated birthday greetings.

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  3. Happy birthday Marilyn. The roses are so beautiful and your photos are fantastic. I’ve noticed that the roses these days also have no smell and I love the smell of roses, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying them when they are available.

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    • Thank you! I think when they made them less thorny, the scent diminished. It’s there, but it’s not as strong as it was. Roses grown outside still smell the same and it is a wonderful scent.

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      • The hybrids have very little scent but if you can find one of the old fashioned rose bushes they are wonderfully scented. I can remember the ones my dad used to grow smelled heavenly, but I have yet to find a hybrid from a hothouse with any smell at all.

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  4. Happy birthday Marilyn! I hope you had a good one!

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  5. Beautiful roses 🌹

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