Just a bit of brightness in case anyone needs that! I actually love days like this, although it does mean I don’t manage to get a walk in. Still, a cheerful rose doesn’t hurt me any!
Good Sunday Morning
Whisper Rose (II), 5.5.17
I just wrote and deleted a lengthy post about the cost of ink. No one really needs to read that. Ink is expensive. So it goes. So never mind.
Meanwhile … here … have a sweet pink rose. Maybe I should print it, eh?
Centenaire de Lourdes Rose & Buds, 5.6.19
Yep, Yellow. A whole lot of it! On cards. Stay tuned … I’ve yet to get this on the card page, and I have things to do, students to teach …
… perhaps someone needs a flower for today. (I’ve never understood why this was named as it was, since it’s not truly violet, although many of the blossoms are a wee bit more purple than this.)
Violet’s Pride Rose (II), 4.24.17
I went on a longer than usual walk today. I was glad to do it, but I have to say that it’s just not as pleasant in our area at the moment: so much trash, so many vacated buildings … all due, I believe, to Covid. I sure wish this would end!
I walked all the way to the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden (a 7.5 mile round trip): something I used to do frequently, and with ease. Not so any longer. Is it age? Is it Covid? Something else? I have no clue! I did manage to do a bit of photography, but, at least for now, I don’t do nearly as much as I used to: I already have SO many rose images, to be honest, and I’m also still dealing with a bit of “Lack of Seeing” for some reason.
But below is one from today (I must admit that the name of this rose doesn’t exactly thrill me … something about too many deaths, perhaps?).
As I’ve mentioned before, reds are tricky. With this one I had to work on the center part, as it was far too magenta, but it can’t be fully red, as that isn’t how it looked! I really do try to keep as true to what I remember as I possibly can.
Drop Dead Rose (I), 7.18.22
How About Something Smokin’ Hot?
A rose, that is.
Smokin’ Hot Rose (II), 5.6.19
Good Sunday Morning
White Rose (I), 5.8.19
White Linen Roses Boxed Set
Because someone asked for a couple of white rose cards I kind of got into doing cards so now I have a new boxed set. These are printed on linen stock. I currently have only done the medium size, but of course I’ll want to work on the other two sizes soon.