from a "click and hope" photographer


A Rose is often used to show your affectionate feelings to someone special.

The 'R' in the word represents the radiant beauty of a rose. For no flower can compare.
For you are like a rose filled with passion and are truly one of a kind.

The 'O' represents the overwhelming depths of colour of each petal of the rose. It's like the outstanding depths of color that spark in your beautiful eyes.

The 'S' represents the softness of each petal of the rose. For your lips are like the petals of a rose, soft and sweet to each kiss.

The 'E' represents the everlasting beauty of the rose, for the rose soon fades and dies But the everlasting beauty of it stays in the eyes of your mind forever.

For you are like my rose
For your beauty is everlasting
It never fades nor dies
In the eyes of the one who loves you.

-Wilfred Chang-


Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a beautiful rose! Did you capture this picture in your garden? Very pretty!

talj said...

Beautiful, beautiful post Ruth. Very moving xxx

RUTH said...

yes it was taken last year. It is the Margaret Merill rose and has the most glorious perfume

Annie said...

How lovely, that tribute to Rose Emma McGill.

dot said...

Beautiful! You out did yourself!

AB said...

A wonderful post, Ruth. So touching. Simply beautiful.



Libbys Blog said...

A beautiful photo and beautiful poem too!!

Audrey said...

The most touching tribute I could imagine, very moving the poem is very beautiful

allotment lady said...

What a wonderful rose and such a great quote - very moving

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche