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,
Wishing you peace,
Linking today with Floral Friday Foto
So beautiful !!ReplyDelete
Beautiful rose! And I'm amazed at the color variations as it blooms along. Thank you for sharing, Bren.ReplyDelete
A spectacular rose, and a wonderful story behind it! The gift keeps on giving:)ReplyDelete
I have a beautiful Peace rose in the garden, and never cease to marvel at its changing hues.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous rose and I love the way you described the fragrance, comparing it to a lady's perfume. Both my mother and my MIL had these roses....just stunning, simple beauty. Have a blessed weekend!ReplyDelete
The roses have a lush, sweetness in every fold. I love the roses and your photos.ReplyDelete
My goodness that rose is gorgeous. I loved the way you describe her as a lady with several wardrobes. Marvelous!ReplyDelete
A lovely post about a beautiful, beautiful rose. I have always loved the story of the peace rose and think of it every time I see her. I don't have much space in my garden, but I may try and find a spot for this beauty.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful weekend !
So pretty! I've always been partial to yellow roses.ReplyDelete
Oh what a beautiful rose Brenda. I used to have a Peace Rose and so did my Mom. Unfortunately as often is the case they get froze out in the winter. Seeing yours makes me want to go out and find another. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a delightful day.ReplyDelete
I just had to stop by and say, these roses are so lovely, a beautiful post
All the best Jan
Brenda, I love roses and those are just gorgeous.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful rose, Brenda! I've heard of this rose, but have never seen it in bloom. The colors are so lovely. xx KarenReplyDelete
These roses are absolutely heavenly! I had Peace once upon a time, but no more. Does yours have a fruity fragrance like mine did? Just loved that scent and the color combination!ReplyDelete
Valentine’s Day is a special day for every lover. Also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, it is a traditional holiday honoring St Valentine or Valentinus, a Roman priest. The saint was martyred about AD 269 and buried on the Via Flaminia. So Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a tribute to him on February 14 each year. Lovers all over exchange gifts on this day. But Valentine’s Day is not just for the romantic partner; you can also give Valentine’s Day gifts to your sister, mother, father, daughter or son as a show of love. But of course, these will be general gifts and not romantic ones. Let us take a look at the history of Valentine’s Day and the Valentine Week.ReplyDelete
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