Monday, August 30, 2010

Red rose, not the tea

Two of a kind
London, ON, July 2010
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If flowers have to have a hierarchy of desirability, I'm going to go out on a limb and say roses top the list.

Wouldn't you?


CorvusCorax12 said...

roses are beautiful but they are not my the color though

srp said...

Well, if you are a Monarch butterfly, your preferred flower... in fact, the only plant your caterpillar children could eat would be the milkweed. Then again, the milkweed flower is beautiful.

As for me, I love the gardenia even more than the rose. But that is just me.

fredamans said...

I don't think they top the list. They are extremely beautiful, but due to some Hallmark Holidays, roses are overexposed and over-gifted. I prefer the flowers that are harder to get like orchids, birds of paradise, etc.... Roses are beauty, but too commercialized.

daisy said...

For others. I prefer daisies. They are just happy.

Mojo said...

Well... if you're talking about in general, yeah I guess they do. If you're talking about personally they're a little too formal for my taste.

Which does not, in any way, detract from this photo -- which is exceptional!

Anonymous said...

I'm too distracted by this photograph to answer coherently.
Which is pretty amazing, since I am partial to iris.

Glennis said...

Roses certainly have a long history of symbolism. I love them, but the roses I love are not the conventional long-stemmed red rose. I love the old fashioned roses.

MorahMommy said...

Roses are beautiful and you have sent me some stunning ones, but tulips are my favourite.

As always you photo is spectacular, just like you!