Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rose of the Week: Dolly Parton

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I've decided to start a series featuring one rose from our yard each week.  This is the first in the series.

Dolly Parton is an east Tennessee icon.  Her Dollywood amusement park caused tourist to spend even more time (and money) in our part of the state, and her Imagination LIbrary, which mails age-appropriate books to the homes of preschoolers, has helped raise literacy levels in our schools.

Dolly Parton also has a rose, which we have enjoyed for several years, named after her.  I wonder if the fact that this is a 'plump' rose had anything to do with the naming of it?

23 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI George you last statement, I am sure is true. I was thinking the same thing before I read what you wrote!! great minds and all that! Really vivid colour.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty Rose and an intersting name!

Jeevan said...

Gorgeous rose and stunning capture with its color! All the best with the series

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love Dolly. she has such style. so fun & over the top. (any so many many ways.) ha. ha!! ( :

gorgeous bloom. love the color.

Betsy Adams said...

She is a beauty, Honey... I like Dolly, the lady, and Dolly, the ROSE...

Love,
Wifey

LV said...

A perfect rose for a great lady.

Small City Scenes said...

As stunning as Dolly herself. I saw her on TV yesterday and she is amazing. Her Imagination Library is just great. MB

Lorri M. said...

I love this idea! What a beautiful capture of color and contrast.
-Lorri

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I must be honest and say that this rose is much more beautiful than it's namesake. Just my opinion.

Ginny said...

Gorgeous!!! I find it so hard to photograph red flowers, the camera just doesn't want to focus. But you did an excellent job! Crisp and clear. And yes, even prettier than Dolly.

Happyone said...

I see that your beautiful roses are already blooming. This one is a beauty.

Carletta said...

Beautifully captured George!

Linda said...

You've captured this rose so well. A lovely colour and the petals look so velvety. You're blessed to have so many different roses in your garden.

Linda said...

Well hello Dolly! Wonderful color!

KathyA said...

One of my favorite roses and one that I lost this year. I was able to find a replacement from Rogue and am hoping to receive it to plant this weekend.

Indrani said...

So refreshing!

Terry and Linda said...

It's beautiful! Just like Dolly!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife@wordpress.com

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

we watched a movie of Dolly Barton and Queen Latifah. My daughters were admiring how good Dolly looked. Not at all "plump"

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE Dolly and I love your ROSES!!!! Lovely.

troutbirder said...

Plump or not she's a vivacious and charming beauty all right...;)

Marie said...

Didn't know Dolly Parton had a rose named after her. This vibrant red one seems to be appropriate! Been to Dollyworld and enjoyed it.

Lisa Buben said...

Beautiful Rose George, I didn't realize they were so many varieties of roses. Look forward to learning more about other varieties.

Amelia said...

Hi George, love this rose, very impressive and lovely color.

Best regards.