roses for all

February 14, 2022  •  7 Comments

14 February 2022.  Despite the continuing pandemic, the climate changing seemingly by the minute, and multiple possibilities of violence around our dear and wonderful planet, there is still and always room for love.  And that love is celebrated today, Valentine's Day, in many ways. So I extend my wishes to each of you by featuring the magical flower - the rose - in today's blog.  In myth and legend, story and song, the rose evokes multiple visions, demonstrating stunning beauty, fragrance, and romance.  Here are roses for all, each one telling its own story.


Roses - August 2021 - 5Roses - August 2021 - 5






Even in rain or after drying, they demonstrate profound strength and a sometimes difficult to identify sterling character.


Happy Valentine's Day to all of you, complete with abundant joy and beauty!

Special thanks to Barbara, Connie, Luella, Wayne, Charlie (love the haiku), Jean and Sam, Dianne, Pauli, Steve, Ingrid, Catherine, and Marta for commenting this week!

until next Monday,


a passion for the image©


The various backgrounds really bring out the beauty of the rose.
Steve Immel(non-registered)
You are the master of the floral, Daryl. These are gorgeous, lush and rich. The range of rose colors is amazing as you so eloquently show us this Valentine's Day. You always select distinctive and varied backgrounds as you have done here. And your use of shallow depth of field makes the blooms jump forward in the frame. Then in image six the photograph is tack sharp throughout and it works perfectly, too.

Fond Valentine wishes to you and Fred.
Thank you for so gloriously remembering the visual ardor of V-Day!
Ann Alexander(non-registered)
I can almost SMELL them!!!
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
Nice rose pics. They sure are the perfect Valentines Day flower with such beauty, and grace.
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