Monday, November 28, 2011

A Thanksgiving Rose



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

We have many things for which to be thankful. Some are major -- such as family and good health. Others are minor in the total scheme of life, but nice just the same. This rose, Perfect Moment, decided to bloom on Thanksgiving Day, in spite of near-freezing temperatures the night before. The petals are more leathery than normal, but we think this rose picked a perfect moment to bloom.

31 comments:

Leovi said...

Beautiful macro shot and beautiful and delicate flower.

troutbirder said...

I love my oak woods but this beautiful rose reminds me of why I miss being able to grow them here in the shade. Oh well....

Maple Lane said...

What a precious "gift" - it's lovely!

rainfield61 said...

I can see the tears of joy.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is gorgeous,especially when enlarged.What a special gift for you and Betsy!

Sandra said...

you found the perfect moment to take this photo, it's stunning. I love the colors and the droplets make it special.

grandelights said...

A beautiful rose blooming on Thanksgiving day. What could be better.

Ms. A said...

On Thanksgiving no less. How wonderful!

Fábio Martins said...

It's fantastic. Magic colors.

Giga said...

Róża ma prześliczne kolory, a zdjęcie jej jest piękne. Pozdrawiam

Happyone:-) said...

A beautiful rose to be thankful for!

Fred Alton said...

A gorgeous rose, George! Great camera work too.

EG Wow said...

I think it's amazing the rose decided to bloom on Thanksgiving Day!

KathyA said...

Thanksgiving roses are so special! Would you believe I have 2 blooms almost ready to open??!

Craver Vii said...

Happy Thanksgiving, George!

This is a remarkable flower, with its paradoxical combination of ruggedness and beauty.

LV said...

First let me say, I missed you guys and happy you are back and doing well. My roses are blooming better now than in the spring. The poor things do not know what season it is.

Scott said...

Who would ever think you'd get a flower that pretty on Thanksgiving. Very nice George.

A Lady's Life said...

It looks like a lotus flower So beautiful George!

Lynda said...

George - - it's gorgeous and you have the correct priorities!

BlueShell said...

Lovely and beautiful rose!
I admire you!
BShell

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

this so a glorious photo!
nice colours!

Ginny said...

I love the water drops you got on it!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is beautiful George! Glad you and Betsy are both doing well!!!

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

A perfect moment indeed. :-)

SandyCarlson said...

A Perfect Moment for a perfect moment. Gorgeous, George. You do it justice.

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Gorgeous rose and the lovely color....excellent click.
Have a nice day.

madrassi said...

Beautiful and thanks a lot for this :)

teri said...

Stunning!

Neal said...

Those are gorgeous George. You really did a wonderful job of capturing their beauty.

KleinsteMotte said...

A spectacular beauty and how timely of it to be in bloom at that moment. Thankful for you sharing it.

Carletta said...

BEAUTIFUL!