Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rose

Frank has given us Rose as our theme this week.
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My paternal grandfather loved roses and after he died, his widow’s son ripped them all out. I never went back after that, it was too painful.
Dad liked roses too, and grew a lilac rose in his front garden, giving cuttings to the family for their own. He gave me a red standard for my first house, but it was vandalised, the culprits taking the entire head of the plant, not leaving so much as a shoot for regrowth.

Moving here, boating friends gave us an Ancient Mariner and another couple a red rose in a Loving Memory range when my Mum died last January. We bought the yellow Peace, and had success with all of them last year. I have never seen such large blooms.
 

Roses to us are a symbol of love.
We put two single red roses on my Dad’s casket, 2 on my father in law’s, and four (2 from us and 2 from Bro in NZ) in with Mum when I said my final goodbye last February.
The bushes look a little sad and forlorn at the moment, but hopefully will flourish again in the Summer. I’ll be ready with my camera anyway.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rose

  1. My dad had roses too. They always seem like the royalty of flowers.

  2. Sadje says:

    Beautiful flowers.

  3. I also love roses. They are my favourite flowers.

  4. colonialist says:

    Few flowers can equal them for sheer beauty and fragrance, although some of the new hybrids have lost their perfume somewhat.

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  6. Hammad Rais says:

    A bond like this is very unusual for me. Heart is getting heavy now!

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