Red Rose

red-rose2I could wax poetic about how beautiful this vintage red rose image is but why not let some other, more famous people share what they think of roses?

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet;

~ William Shakespeare

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Can anyone remember love? It’s like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.

~ Arthur Miller

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

~Dale Carnegie

This beautiful red rose is from a book on rose gardening from the early 1900s. This is an early photograph – something I don’t find all that often among 100+ year-old, public domain images.

I wish the leaves were a bit more in focus but it also makes the beautiful rose almost jump off the page. It wouldn’t take much effort to isolate the flower and use it alone, if that is what you would like.

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