Sunday, March 7, 2010

NZD 12162009

Raindrops on Roses

I don’t grow roses.  I don’t know why, but I never have.  I think it is possibly my aversion to maintenance.  I love installing and creating, but always forget maintaining.  So, I accept who I am and don’t grow roses.  Which also means that prior to this date, I had never seen raindrops on roses in the early morning summer light.  It was hard to pick just one of the many pictures I took.  I chose this one because it isn’t obvious this is a rose.  I like the purity of the white.  I like the layers of the petals and the suggestion of a center, but yet not a well defined one.  I like the raindrops in only some areas - allowing an area of petal smoothness and an area where it is broken up.  I also like the raindrops defying gravity on the edge of some of these petals.  I hear a deep silence in this picture.


(which was not reality since it was taken in summer and early morning!!!!)


Life Looms Large said...

Great job capturing rain on roses! I tried to capture rain on Solomon's Seal a few times last summer and could never get my pictures to come out right.

I love the petals in this one, esp the long one on the top that curves its way across. Gorgeous!


Theresa said...

THAT is an amazing photo especially considering all the other amazing pics of your trip.
Ready to go back for another visit? How is the weaving?

Jennifer said...


Always ready to go back Theresa - as far as weaving I have been weaving and unweaving for a few weeks now - but finally found a rhythm that will work this weekend - hope to "report" this week on that AND on my donation for my yarn prize from your stash give away....

Kaite said...

Beautiful rose, i think i can smell it. But i knew immediately that it was a rose, undeniably so. There is a certain arrangement of the petals that gives it away.