Roses! Roses! for Sally D’s Mobile Photo Challenge:nature

Sea Foam

1-Sea Foam

2-Complicata Rose

2-Complicata Rose

So many roses, so little time! I snapped the first one at the local nursery as I walked out quickly to keep from buying more roses. Then came home to water and admire my own..

Let me know which one you prefer

Yesterday I posted photos and a story about the Baby turkeys in my yard, They should count as Nature too.

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Phoneography Macro Challenge: The Roses Are Ready for their Close-ups

Cecile Brunner and stone

Cecile Brunner bud and stone

The roses in my yard are in their full glory this week, A Month too early I wanted to photograph them so that they don’t look like images from a romantic garden catalogue. For this one I chose the the late afternoon light. I put the rose on the window sill next to a small stone I zoomed in with Camera+ even then I still needed to crop to bring the pair close up. This was framed with a vignette.

2-Cecile Brunner Rose

2-Cecile Brunner Rose Toon Camera edit

Old Rose

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These are often called Mary’s rose said to have healing properties. I leave the hips on the plant all year because they are just as dramatic as the flowers.

Brave Bud

4-Winged Rose Bud

I counted 7 rose bushes in full bloom in the backyard this morning. The heat over the weekend opened these buds. A fine show but a little sad they’re like guest that arrive too early for a party, great to see them, but I’m just not ready for them.

Let me know what you think

What is blooming around you?

Sally’s Lens and Pens back East the keeper of the Monday Phoneograpy Challenge is still waiting for Spring blooms.

View other entries for this week’s challenge.


Beauties from The El Cerrito Old Rose Show

Old roses carol carlisle

Beautiful and Delicate David Austin?

Very wild and strange and old world Moss Rose

The Center Piece I wish you could smell them. Maybe you can if you remember your mother’s handkerchief in her purse when you dug for gum during church.