Monday, April 7, 2014

For the Love of Roses


When I walked through my neighborhood last week I was surprised to see so many roses - already, at the beginning of April. Yes, it still surprises me. In some things I'm still on "German time" (after 13 years of living in Northern California!) and that means that roses do not bloom before May with the peak season in June.

But this is Northern California - everything blooms so much earlier (my French lilac is almost beyond its prime); still a wonder for me. This rose caught my eye because of its beautiful colors - I like the pink and the peach, it's gorgeous. The white fence behind it didn't hurt either.

So I chose this photo for this week's Texture Tuesday with its theme "for the love of _____". Roses, in this case. Processed with Kim Klassen's texture "kk_0411" and then I brushed the texture away from the main blossom of the rose.


25 comments:

Randy said...

It's lovely.

Elephant's Child said...

How I love roses - and ours are in their final flush for the year - and doing better than they have all year. Mind you, a rose has to have scent for me to accept it.

Kokopelli said...

The roses are awake over here, but no blossoms. But finally we got some rain, too. :)

S. Etole said...

A wonderful swirl of colors.

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Auch bei uns haben die Rosen dieses Jahr schon dicke Knospen. Alles ist fast 4 Wochen früher durch den milden Winter und die warmen Tage in den letzten Wochen. Sogar die Maikäfer schwirren seit 2 Tagen in der Dämmerung schon durch die Lüfte!

Liebe Grüße
Renate

Cheri said...

Gorgeous capture Carola! Be sure to stop by my blog today...

Barbara said...

I almost can smell the Roses ;) Beautiful capture and great edit.

MeOfCourse said...

Hi Carola. Beautiful rose. Our roses are just blooming left and right as well. Have a great day.

Sheila Lynch said...

Gorgeous image! The color of that rose is amazing.

gina said...

Beautiful work, Carola! Roses are so photogenic, aren't they? My "wild rose" bush is covered with blossoms, a bit earlier than last year.

Kim Stevens said...

Just beautiful Carola, and yes I love the fence background!

Petra said...

It's a beautiful rose. I have just one rose bush in my garden and it is still sleeping though days are quite warm. But nights are cold so I guess the change will come when they will warm up as well.

111 LaLa Lane said...

It's a lovely photo of a lovely rose.

Poppy said...

Do you know that I was actually dreaming about a white picket fence with beautiful blooms bordering perimeter this morning?! Thanks for making my dreams come true!:))

Poppy

Beverly said...

It is just lovely, and the white fence is perfect backdrop!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Roses have always been my favorite flower. What a fabulous photo my friend! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

see you there! said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful rose. Did it smell good? BTW, my Lemon Cake recipe will be posted tomorrow.

Darla

windrock studio said...

I really wish that I could take a walk thru your neighborhood with you!

alexa said...

Very beautifully done ... Envying you rides already. Our daffodils are barely up!

alexa said...

Sorry, that should have said 'roses'. Blooming predictive text ...

Magic Love Crow said...

Stunning photo! Gorgeous color!

KB Bear said...

So delicate and beautiful. I am on German time too, and our roses (only wild ones here) bloom in July!

EarlK said...

Wonderful. Love the way the fence enhances the roses.

Sally H said...

What a stunning Rose, Carola! So beautiful!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous - I also really like the mockingbird and fountain in your last post.
Rinda