Friday, June 16, 2017

Mom's Peace Rose Keeps Dazzling Us






My mom's Peace rose is in bloom. And, yes, it's the same rose above -- at different stages of development. It's like the rose has several wardrobe outfits in various hues and shades as it matures from bud to opening blossom to full bloom. Doesn't that seem amazing? No wonder we're dazzled.

The Peace rose has a very special place in history. Its actual name is 'Madame A. Meilland'. I found a very nice article about who developed the rose and how it became so famous. Although I can't imagine anyone not knowing about this lovely rose, if you have not heard about it, you will enjoy reading its lovely story here.

I just went out and took photos of the blossoms that are open today ... her gorgeousness up close. Aren't you glad for eyes to see such exquisiteness? And her fragrance is like a whisper -- one must lean in close to catch the scent. The way a woman's perfume ought to be, not overwhelming, just a hint on the breeze ... soft and sweet and intimate.   


    

But friendship is the breathing rose,
with sweets in every fold.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes




Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
~ Gertrude Stein





Wishing you a glimpses of heaven in unexpected places.

Wishing you peace,
Brenda
xox


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