Lancaster’s red rose

Far from my fav’rite colour –

Too cheesy by far!

I have not always disliked red roses, but I’d never buy them or be happy to receive them. It harks back to a distant episode in my past… White roses, however, are amongst my favourites and I bought myself a bunch a few weeks ago, purely to photograph, though they gave me much, much more. They had the most delightful, heady bouquet, which was so unexpected and they lingered on, slowly unfurling their waxy petals, for a couple of weeks – far longer than I had expected!

I did cheat and colour one of the roses for the purposes of illustration!! 😉

Textures are courtesy of Nancy Donaldson – thanks so much =)

War of the roses link HERE (while Wikipedia is open, anyway…)

Haiku my Heart, hosted by Rebecca every Friday, over at Recuerda mi corazon.


16 responses »

  1. Ramesh Sood says:

    Oh, Rosie, that was wonderful…white is a colour in which you can see any other colour.. and thanks for a quick feedback from you.. when you were writing comment I was editing and adding a last para for HH prompt.. have a look again!

  2. johanna says:

    wonderful edit, rosie!
    i didn´t participate in PAF today, so didn´t try the linky. i had the feeling i needed to make something with stamping, glue&paste in between, otherwise i get lost in computerland.

  3. artmusedog says:

    Lovely ~ very ethereal ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

  4. pritilisa says:

    Aww, I like cheesy red roses:) Nice haiku♥

  5. Kim Mailhot says:

    My hubby buys me one dozen Cadillac roses every singe Valentine’s Day. Yes, there are flowers I prefer the color of, the scent of the look of, but I have come to know that they are representative of how he thinks and feels about me – that I deserve the very best.

    White ones are gorgeous !!!
    Love your one red petal play.
    Happy Friday, Talented One !

  6. Great haiku and beautiful photo art! I prefer white or yellow roses to red, myself. 😉

  7. peggy gatto says:

    a rose is not always a rose…. your roses are always white!
    Interesting how we link events in our lives and our likes and dislikes!

  8. Lea says:

    Love this white and red… that red really makes the other petals, whiter than white…

  9. ms pie says:

    i love that…. buying roses for a purpose and the lingering surprise of happiness…

  10. I love your photo with the textures and all. What does the DD stand for in your bio? dumb dog?

  11. Karen says:

    I like the texture on the photo. A great haiku, I too dislike red roses.

  12. Very evocative and how dear you buy yourself roses, white ones. On mother’s day my family tradition says she wear a red rose to church if your mom is living and white if she is gone. I love your image and your haiku.

  13. annie says:

    I love that you explored a not so favorite flower and then created something far more beautiful.

  14. Hettienne Ma says:

    what a beautiful creation and such a stunning contrast both in colour, texture and your feelings of likes and dislikes. I personally love all flowers!

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