The Song of the Rose Fairy

"Best and dearest flower that grows,
Perfect both to see and smell;
Words can never, never tell
Half the beauty of a Rose...

Buds that open to disclose
Fold on fold of purest white,

Lovely pink,

or red that glows
Deep, sweet-scented. What delight
To be Fairy of the Rose."

Poem by Cicely Mary Barker









9 comments

  1. Fantastic homage to this exquisite flower, Sandra! The third image, with the delicate pink edges on the bud is so beautiful, especially with the veins highlighted. I just love the colors of the last one -- is that a peace rose? Brava!

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  2. These are absolutely lovely pictures - I can't pick a favoutite 'cause I love them all.
    Roses are such beautiful flowers - my dad used to grown them when I was still living with them. There is nothing nicer than being able to cut roses from your own garden and putting them in a vase.
    Hope you had a good day. :)

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  3. Hi Sandra,
    How perfect... roses are my favorite flower (and our daughter's middle name). All of these are lovely images, but the second white/cream one is the best capture, in my book! The lighting, focus, and composition are spot on - as photographers like to say. To me it symbolizes all that is pure and beautiful.
    Wishing you a super week.
    P.S. you have good eyes, spying all the dragonflies and butterflies among my beadwork:)

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  4. I love how you put words and images together so beautifully. All these images are lovely - I think the white rose and the and pink (3rd image) are my favourite (the light on the pink rose is amazing) but they are all gorgeous.

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  5. A wonderful poem suits your beautiful photographs so perfectly Sandra. Each of these is so magical, and the white one? GORGEOUS!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend!
    xo.

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  6. So beautiful. Absolutely amazing. Have a great week. Greetings from Romania

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  7. Sigh! I'm so loving your photos of these roses! I know the white one is a very special rose, and it is so gorgeous! I'm so happy you captured it perfectly! It would be lovely in a frame on your side table. I can just smell the citrus fragrance coming from these. Have a lovely rest of the week Sandra! Hugs!

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  8. Amazing pictures, love the poem it suits perfectly your wonderful roses

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  9. What beautiful rose photos, Sandra. Do you grow them yourself? They are exquisite.

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