Friday, March 21, 2008

New Monday Photo Shoot: Being Green

"Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

New Monday Photo Shoot #12: In honor of St. Patrick's Day, and in anticipation of spring, show us something green. If you want to photograph something that really is green, fine. If you want to photograph something that's definitely not green, and then edit it to look green, that's even better!

-Karen Funk Blocher, of the blog, Outpost Mavarin

I thought this picture might fit the the theme of things nicely. This is a Green Ice rose, and it is one of my very favorite roses to grow. Some have a deeper green outer petal all around, and a softer pink inside. Some are double blossoms, so it has a real porcelain appearance, but don't let it's delicate appearance fool you, it is a very hearty rose, with a soft rose scent that is amazingly easy to grow. I love putting these roses on the table as a decoration for St. Patrick's Day, but doesn't it just say, "Welcome to Spring" as well? :)

"Green Ice Rose"
Berkeley, California
March 19th, 2008


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Neat! I don't think I've ever seen green on a flower petal before. Happy spring!

Meandering Martha said...

That is neat! I've never seen that type of rose before, it's lovely!

Laura said...

How pretty! Definitely a good flower for spring and St. Patrick's Day.

Kiva said...

That rose looks so dainty. It's nice to hear that it is easy to grow. As usual, your photo is perfection.