13 May 2010


We see it so rarely, and certainly it is unexpected in one's own garden.
But the other day, I cut the perfect rose.
I couldn't quite capture the color. It has more of a purple tone than these pictures.
Hot house roses almost always look perfect, but they lack fragrance.
Can a rose without fragrance be considered perfect? I don't think so.
This one is almost cloyingly sweet. And therefore? It is perfect.


Blogger lv2knit said...

Stunningly gorgeous!

4:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking for perfection is tough. A few years ago we took a glorious fall walk..... gorgeous colors all over, trees flaming reds, leaves on the ground glowing gold..... and I began looking for the perfect leaf to take home, to hold onto the memory. What I found was that every single leaf had a flaw! Taken together they were perfect, but not one individual leaf was perfect. I've used that memory to console myself every time I fail to reach perfection!

Barbara M.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

It is perfect - I swear I can smell it from here! :-)

7:19 AM  
Blogger JelliDonut said...

There is NOTHING that can compare to a garden rose. I had a small rose garden when we lived in Seattle and I miss it. I agree with you--a rose without fragrance will never be perfect. Lovely photos. Thanks!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Judy S. said...

What a beauty!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

I love what your anonymous commenter said - every one had a flaw, but taken together they were perfect. Sounds like it could describe a couple, a family, a community.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

What a beautiful rose!

I have been reminding myself all week that perfection is not a realistic goal (the Middle School Maniac is going through a particularly trying stage). I will try to remember that there is still some perfection in the world!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Mary Lou Bachman said...

OH Wow!!! Outstanding photography of an outstanding bloom.

5:52 PM  

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