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.
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©