Tuesday, November 17, 2009

11/18/2009 Outdoor Wednesday #45


"Compare the serene and simple splendor of a rose in bloom with the tensions and restlessness of your life. The rose has a gift that you lack; it is perfectly content to be itself. It has not been programmed from birth, as you have been, to be dissatisfied with itself, so it has not the slightest urge to be anything other than it is. That is why it possesses the artless grace and absence of inner conflict that among humans is only found in little children and mystics."
.....Anthony DeMello, THE WAY TO LOVE



Photograph of a single rose taken on our backyard cement patio.




I was trying to obtain an unusual scratched background so I placed a single rose on a garbage can turned upside down.



A single rose growing in our garden. I cropped photograph to show only petals.


Click here to see photographs featured on other sites with an Outdoor Wednesday theme at: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan for being our hostess.



21 comments:

  1. What's in a name that which we call a Rose.... great shots!

    We drove around to see the nature's beauty last week, please come and see!

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  2. A rose is a rose is a rose...

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  3. Beautiful rose, beautiful post. Love the quotation, words to learn from. Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Kathy

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  4. The message that goes with your rose shots is beautiful!

    Please check out our last road trip here in Korea.

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  5. Reminds me of the story....and the movie musical...Phantom of the Opera.

    My Outdoor Wednesday is the continuation from last week's venture...today, what we bought.

    The Peddler Show

    Happy Wednesday wishes to you.

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  6. Your words and pictures are just lovely. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.

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  7. I could almost smell you beautiful roses. Thanks for sharing their beauty.

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  8. Such beautiful roses. Thank you for visiting

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  9. Rose is such a beautiful flower. I love how you captured so many different shades of the ruby color!

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  10. The picture of the rose up close is just gorgeous! The quote you used to go with your pictures something we should all remember when we want to be so hard on ourselves. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

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  11. A gorgeous combination of a beautiful quote, artistic rose photos and relaxing music -- it was a very enjoyable visit with you Joyce!

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  12. Hi Joyce! First time stopping by your place and I was so taken by your header photo ~ so beautiful!

    So are the pics of the rose! Really enjoyed my visit!

    Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment.
    Kindly, ldh

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  13. What interesting shots! Especially the last shot. Love the quotation.

    Thank you for sharing them with us!

    ~ Tracy

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  14. The photo that you cropped of the petals was my favorite. Nice work.

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  15. Your rose is very pretty. It does not mater where you put them, their beauty never changes. One of my favorite flowers. Thanks for your nice comment and visit.

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  16. Pretty photos! It is fun to experiment with different textures and such.

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  17. How deep the color! Love your macro shot!

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  18. beautiful shots, the rose really stands out against the cement.

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  19. Interesting perspectives... And the color is exquisite!

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  20. "A Rose by any other name is still a Rose"...I believe the saying goes.
    good photograph Joyce.

    Eaglesbrother
    aka Bob

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