Monday, January 14, 2013

THE BEAUTY OF THE ROSE


" You can complain because a rose has thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have a rose."
Unknown

" At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses."
Ellen Key



" Love Planted a rose,
And the world turned sweet,
Where the wheatfield blows
Love planted a rose.
Up the mill-wheel's prose
Ran a music beat.
Love planted a rose,
And the world turned sweet."

Katharine Lee Bates




I love watching the roses
        of whatever kind or color...
These roses appear wild and free...
I think these are English roses.

I love the smell of the rose...
I even love it when they make it into perfumes.
I always think they are so sweet.

But, they always remind us of  the thorns!
Yes, they are there...
Let us just be careful not to be pricked!

As they say, rejoice the thorn has a rose!
   And don't take away the thorns from the rose...
       just like a child, let them experience life as it is!

Yes, life has its bits of painful experiences,
but the beauty of life is too colossal 
    that this obscures the pains 
         that we may encounter through the years!

Filipinas R.

English roses in the Paris sidewalk
near Novotel Tour d' Eiffel

31 comments:

  1. Nice shots. The photos remind me of my elementary days when we needed to maintain a garden and rose was one of my favorite plants. Tapos pink pa!

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  2. Those roses are so beautiful! I would have had a hard time resisting the urge to pluck them for myself. But a photograph preserves them for us for a long time :)

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  3. Beautiful roses, and beautiful poems, too. Thank you for sharing. :-)

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  4. Great shots po! The hubby also enjoys shooting nature, including flowers,leaves and trees.

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  5. rose = The Little Prince for me doc! :-) my fave book of all time... :D

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  6. Roses are a great flower. There are many different types and colours are a must for any bouquet I think especially as the dreaded valentines day is approaching....

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  7. The roses seem very vulnerable in your photos.

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  8. Roses are my favorite kind of flowers. It's also my favorite gift to my mom. Whenever I find it difficult to give someone a gift, I give them flowers.

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  9. roses are red. hahaha jk. it is the one of the fave flowers of the ladies. :) thanks for sharing the poems!

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  10. I love roses...particularly the peach colored ones. I also love that distinct sweet smell. :-)

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  11. Lovely pictures of the roses. I too love the sweet smell of a rose.

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  12. Wow, you took these photos in Paris! I love pink roses and pink tulips. Was it spring or summer when you went there? The roses look very nice kasi.

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  13. I love having fresh fliwers by the breakfast table. It makes me feel happy and light.

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  14. I enjoyed the varied hues of pink presented in the photos! Ang ganda :)

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  15. I love the pale pink roses. So girly and romantic :)

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  16. Lovely kinds of roses! I don't really like the deep red ones. This post is thought-provoking and encouraging.

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  17. I love roses. I was able to grow some, but the others died-i think they had fungus. I have an american rose bush which was from my children's school. You should see their rosebush!it keeps blooming with wonderful pale peach flowers! I think the energy of the young kids feed the bush!

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  18. Love them all! :D Where do you find these roses?

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  19. Those are lovely colors for a rose. I'm only familiar with the red ones and these are very refreshing. :-)

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  20. Roses are indeed beautiful! :)

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  21. the flowers are exquisite
    nice shots

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  22. I love roses ever since but I love how you add caption to the beautiful pictures. Meaningful!

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  23. I love the first quote. We tend dwell on the negative when there is a positive side of things. :D

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  24. Wonderful pictures and wonderful prose. I myself am guilty of protecting my little ones from 'thorns'. I'm even hesitant to let them run around and play like all children do for fear that they might stumble and get hurt. You're right though, we have to let them experience life as it - thorns and all.

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  25. nice picture.. you just captured the beauty of the rose perfectly.. I remember we have a rose plant before.. I wish I will find time to plant flowering plants again

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  26. Roses in France? I want to go there too! And I choose to believe in the latter, we must rejoice because the thorns have roses :)

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  27. Great info and great starting line. It's about what you think and see at this flower, either the thorn or the rose flower itself.

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  28. Roses are really lovely flowers. There are great for all ocassions

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  29. Generally I love flowers, thorns or none. Rose is my top favorite. It's like just seeing a glass half full or half empty. :) Flowers are one of God's prettiest creations. :) nice photos dear! :)

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