The Rose – Photography



To this day we use flowers to communicate feelings and messages.  In reality, there are no rules to what flower represents a purpose for giving; it’s the sentiment and thought that represents each occasion.  Sometimes a specific flower or color will trigger a memory, special event or personal meaning.  Others love to send flowers specifically for their language or meaning. With Valentine’s day just around the corner, you might expect that red roses imply romance and love, pink roses as an expression of admiration, and yellow roses stand for friendship and devotion.  But with the wide variety of flowers and colors available, different flowers represent different forms of affection and messages.


The following meanings from Blossom Town website:


  1. Red Roses: A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love. Red roses convey deep emotions – be it love, longing or desire. Red Roses can also be used to convey respect, admiration or devotion. A deep red rose can be used to convey heartfelt regret and sorrow. The number of red roses has special romantic meanings associated with them. 12 red roses is the most popular of all which conveys “Be mine” and “I love you” White Roses: White is the color of purity, chastity and innocence. White flowers are generally associated with new beginnings and make an ideal accompaniment to a first-time bride walking down the aisle.
  2. Yellow Roses: Yellow roses are an expression of exuberance. Yellow roses evoke sunny feelings of joy, warmth and welcome. They are symbols of friendship and caring. The yellow rose, like the other roses, does not carry an undertone of romance. It indicates purely platonic emotions.
  3. Pink Roses: There are a lot of variations of the pink rose. Over all, pink roses are used to convey gentle emotions such as admiration, joy and gratitude. Light pink rose blooms are indicative of sweetness and innocence. Deep pink rose blooms convey deep gratitude and appreciation. Pink roses also connote elegance and grace.
  4.  A variety of meanings. Who knows!



January Rose
January Rose



a favourite colour
a favourite colour


a favourite
a favourite



rainy day rose
rainy day rose


classic photography
classic photography


rose petals in Leela Palace Hotel, Bangalore
rose petals in Leela Palace Hotel, Bangalore









India - the market in bangalore
India – the market in bangalore



my favourite rose so far. taken in a florist shop in france
my favourite rose so far. taken in a florist shop in france




“There are no coincidences in life. What person that wandered in and out of your life was there for some purpose, even if they caused you harm. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense the short periods of time we get with people, or the outcomes from their choices. However, if you turn it over to God he promises that you will see the big picture in the hereafter. Nothing is too small to be a mistake.”
― Shannon L. Alder

from my friend
from my friend




12 thoughts on “The Rose – Photography

  1. What lovely images. The meanings of flowers probably changes from country to country but the folklore of wild flowers and plants is fascinating. The names of poems can be so lyrical as well.


  2. ” God consciousness is in all things
    Awaken your Love
    Open your heart This is the way to God ”

    LESSONS FROM GOD – Sai Baba and the Flower
    It was a Lovely day in London, I decided to buy some flowers for our Altar !
    We carry out prayers here for every one who asks for help

    I picked up a bunch in the flower shop and noticed one flower was wilted.
    I dropped it back and picked up another
    bunch when suddenly the discarded bunch of flowers spoke,
    ” We want to be on God’s Altar too, please don’t deprive us of the
    chance of blessing God and receiving blessings too !”.

    Sai Baba appeared standing next to the flowers and blessing them

    Sai Baba spoke and said, “I have raised your consciousness
    .so you can communicate with the Flowers.
    Learn to see God in All and
    in everything, not only in beautiful things.
    God is in all creation !

    This Lesson does not mean that we should place wilted flowers on our altar.
    Baba is making us deeply aware that God exists in all creation !

    We are so lucky to have our Sai guiding us, teaching us nurturing us at all times.
    We are truly blessed, never has their ever been an Avatar born
    who responds to our every thought and looks after his Billions of devotees at all times.
    Baba “Call me any name and I will respond to the cry from your Pure heart “

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    1. thank you. thinking it is time for a valentine’s post. So on to a new project of taking more pics. of roses. and a few love stories to go with them – should make a good post. And thanks for your comment. very welcome. fondly eve

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