Today's Flowers: A Bit of Summer

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For a while there, I was not a big fan of the rose; it seemed to me a manufactured flower, a botanical cliche. My view changed this week, after a few too many dreary days during which February seemed to be flinging around shades of gray as if it were again late December. A dozen of these roses lifted my spirits and got me to thinking if someone out there is manufacturing roses, they could be doing a lot worse!
Today's Flowers

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  1. Oh Sandy, this is so beautiful...you've truly captured the essence of a rose here...definitely not the long stem red manufactured looking variety.

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  2. Oh so true. Even a hand full of carnations would make me feel better today.

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  3. Very pretty rose.

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  4. love the color, what a beautiful gift and especially this time of year...

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  5. Sandy, what a beautiful shot! so delicate and elegant!

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  6. Gorgeous shot, Sandy! It does indeed capture the delicacy and delightful color! Flowers of all kinds have a wonderful way of lifting the spirits! Hope your day goes well!

    Sylvia

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  7. You have a way of making a rose extra beautiful. So soft.

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  8. I felt the same way about roses!! Until I started growing my own in earnest.

    That color is a particular favorite of mine.

    Have a good Sunday, Sandy.

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  9. i grew up with roses in the yard, yet i never get tired of them. this is a fantastic macro.

    http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/02/todays-flowers-27-white-phlox.html

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  10. Very beautiful!

    My flowers for today, have a blessed Sunday!

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  11. You did a wonderful job of capturing the beauty of this rose.

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  12. Thank you for this beautiful flower, it feels so delicate and pristine...
    xoxo

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  13. Going out yesterday and seeing all the subtle signs of impending spring makes me very hopeful this long dreary winter is on its way out!
    Roses have always been one of my most favorite flowers, even if they don't like growing for me!
    Your rose is beautiful, and I bet its scent is sweet and perfumed!

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  14. A beautiful rose can always lift my spirit!

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  15. Hi Sandy!!!

    Very pretty rose.

    Já somos seguidores!!

    Grace and Peace,

    Suely
    http://herdeirosdedeushd.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love roses and this is such a beautiful shot.
    How can you not fall in love with such delicate petals?
    They are one of my favorite flowers but then I love all kinds of flowers.
    Especially perrenials which surprise you every year they come out.I always wanted carpet flowers instead of grass for a lawn.

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  17. That's a beautiful rose. Roses were never a favorite of mine until I started growing them. They bring me so much pleasure when they start blooming although they won't be doing that for a while. I like the imperfections and variations of garden roses but in the winter the manufactured variety can also be a boost as you said.

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  18. Beautiful rose--such soft, delicate colors--perfect.

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  19. I cannot say there is a flower I dislike. I love any of them!

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  20. I've always preferred the soft shaded roses over the red. Soft pinks, yellows and of course the beautiful peachy tones of your photo. I keep one of those in my header. I'm glad someone gave you a dozen roses to lift your spirits.

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  21. into the heart of the rose. beautiful!

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  22. Flowers of all kinds always lift my spirits, especially in 12's!!!

    Lovely photo Sandy.

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  23. that's when you wish flowers are that big. beautiful.

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  24. I love roses!! They are delicate and so sculptural!! And with the myriad of colors...you can't go wrong with them.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  25. A wonderful picture!!
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    The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.
    - Persian Proverb Flowers II

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  26. Anonymous7:58 AM

    aww...so beautiful!!
    Lovely post..
    Keep blogging..:)

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  27. I agree, and now I have changed, too. Perhaps it was me. After all the rose is just being what it is. Your photo is beautiful!

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  28. manufactured or not, you have captured it's beauty.

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  29. Wonderful photo of the rose, Sandy. The delicate shades are perfect!

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  30. Stunning capture! I admit roses are a fave of mine - but this one is Gorgeous!

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  31. ah, kindred spirits in this.
    I love white roses especially.

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