In case you’re missing the flies of Summer on this cold Winter day? Today’s post might fulfill that yearning?Unless, of course you’re reading this from the tropics or South of the Equator? Where there’s probably a few flies around right now? I found this little series of images last Summer here in the Pacific Northwest. Turns out some flies like to rest on roses for lengthy periods in the morning before the Sun hits full noon. All of the images in this series I found at different days on my photo trips to the local rose garden. While photographing I had plenty of time to work on getting a good image. This guy was just in a resting mode. Maybe loving the warmth of this yellow rose?
Source: Catch this… Before it Flies
Admitted, this is kind of a weird post I guess.
In my travels and everyday effort at creating images of flowers that I pass by, I’m bound to come upon some bugs flying around and landing on those flowers. I like to zoom in close to these creatures when I find them to see what they are doing. Usually they are just sitting around.
Sometimes the flies sit on the flowers for while, others they are sitting only briefly. The ladybug in the image above had a mission on this particular day. She was just traveling all over this pink flower when I got this image. I think it might even be a little blurry? I tried getting more images, but was only able to get this one because by the time I was ready to take my next picture she was under the flower petal and trucking back down the stem. I would have loved to have followed her around for a while just to see where she goes.
I was able to find a few images of these flies, especially the one on yellow above. They just sat on the flower like they knew what I was up to, probably hoping they could make into some magazine for flies? The fly on the pink petal is a little blurry, but still kind of interesting. Would love to get closer to these creatures, but alas, need a different camera lens in my life.
Anywho, I can probably expect that you won’t share this post, it’s kind of icky with the flies. But if you find it in your heart to share I’m sure this creatures would love to be seen far and wide.
Happy Valentines Day!
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I just can’t seem to find images of the beautiful rose flower this Summer? After an entire month of celebrating this venerable flower, I can’t seem to stop posting images. Here’s another, and I’ll probably keep posting, though not every day during this month of July. This is the very beautiful Scentimental variety of Rose. It’s beautiful red and white signature is different with every flower I’ve seen thus far. This is probably one of my favorite images from this collection. By all means, scroll through this collection from the previous month and leave a comment letting me know which one is your favorite.
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by Jennifer Benfer
Tell me what I’d have to change. Who would I have to be
To slip into your arms; for you to make sweet love to me.
Must I climb the highest cliff; swim along the ocean floor
Crawl over broken glass – would you demand that I do more?
Could you take me as I am, with my issues and my flaws
Pull me to your chest without a hesitation or a pause?
Slide your hungry tongue between my parted lips.
Run your anxious fingers along my quivering hips.
Wrap me in your passion, expose your every need.
Press your steamy lips to mine, every secret freed.
Sprinkle your tears across my cheek, confess every desire
Moan my name, call me yours, and set my soul on fire.
Need me more with every breath that slips into your chest,
Please me nightly, miss me daily, never compare me with the rest.
Grip my wrists; look in my eyes, and say the words I long to hear
Kiss me roughly, and weep my name, forever hold me dear.
Do I ask for wishes that could never quite come true?
Is my sin, my greatest fault, that I can’t stop loving you?
I look at him,
And a smile grows in my face.
Just to remember the times,
When he could’ve been mine.
As he gives me a hug,
While he puts his arms around me.
I remember what I would’ve gave
To only have a chance with him.
But now I see him,
In a different light.
Yes, he still means the world to me,
But now its a different way.
His friendship means a lot to me,
Although we never had much anything else.
Now I see why God doesn’t answer all prayers,
Because some things are left better untouched.
This rose has got to be the champion of rose. When fully bloomed it has a large bulbous pink head that spirals toward the center of the flower. Vividly pink and will grow individually or in groups. Named after a the Swiss clockmaker who initially cultivated this rose is sturdy and produces many bouquets throughout a growing season. But don’t forget the fragrance, it’s strong and sweet on all accounts. This little pink bud has a lot to look forward to.
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I wanted to present one more Red Rose Bud in this month long celebration of the rose flower during this month of June. The Red Rose flower is probably the most popular rose flower, or even flower in existence. It’s usually given to loved ones to emphasis that love for another person. This flower grows very expensive around Valentines day in February and Mother’s Day in May. I don’t remember what specific variety of red rose this flower is, but it sure it beautiful. Don’t you agree? Leave a comment below and please remember to share.
Here’s another High Voltage Yellow Rose. Check out my previous High Voltage Rose Flower posted earlier this month. This is a very beautiful flower that I’m afraid my image here may not do it quite the justice it deserves? It’s a very deep yellow color and white highlights. I thinks it’s also called a Yellow Submarine? In this post we feature one blooming rose bud and 5 buds just coming to light. Hope you like? Please remember to share.
I’ve got a lot of different images of the Mardi Gras Rose because this particular rose was more fun to photograph than many of the others. It’s so big and fluffy, the petals are large, plus they were typically growing as a single rose rather than in clusters, like many of the others. The Mardi Gras Rose is easy to photograph individually, which is what I’m looking for right now, plus it’s easy to zoom in close and get a good macro or abstract image of them. Their yellow and pink/red petals make for some cool abstract designs when zoomed in close. Today’s post present such a good example, plus you can see another good Mardi Gras Rose macro in my Really Rosy Abstract post from last month.
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The Dream Come True Rose came to fruition as recently as 2008. It was cultivated by Dr. John Pottschmidt and it was a lifelong passion for him to come up with a rose that won the AARP award. Achieving that passion in 2008 with the rose featured today on this blog. It’s petals start out in a blaze of yellow only to be highlighted at the tips with a tinge of ruby red. Creating a beautiful dreamy look to it.
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Never Meant to Be
by Earthbound Angel
Softly as a gentle breeze,
Love crept into my heart
So softly I did not realize
Until we came to part.
‘Twas then that love so suddenly
Grew claws, and without warning
Clamped around my heart and left
Me bleeding and in mourning.
So stunned was I by this attack,
I did not cry out “stay! “
And, frowning at my silence,
You turned and walked away.
I never knew, until you left,
How much you’d meant to me
And now you’re gone, I guess
Our love was never meant to be.
Thoughts Of You
How many times have I thought of you
And the many things I’d like to do.
I sleep at night with you on my mind,
One night with you, would be just fine.
Your white robe is what I see,
I wonder, wonder, how it would be.
If I could touch your lips with mine,
The thought of this is so divine.
I want to see you without that robe,
Your body to touch, caress, and probe.
I’d lay you down, your body to admire,
One look at you, sets my soul on fire.
I want to feel you, touch, and kiss,
send you into . . . . heavenly bliss,
I want you, need you, feel my desire,
Me inside you, I would never tire.
I could make love to you all night long,
It would feel so good, it couldn’t be wrong,
These are my thoughts, what I fantasize,
You’re all too perfect in this man’s eyes.
Be considerate when you are thinking about planting the White Simplicity Rose in your garden. This beautiful white rose, with a creamy yellow center, is very dependent on a dual relationship between itself and the gardener. It’s easily susceptible to disease and pests. But with proper care and some good nutrition this flower will easily bloom beautifully. It’s visual beauty and fragrance are definitely worth taking a gander daily.
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The Mullard Jubilee Red Rose is also called the Electron Rose. In Europe the Mullard Electronics Company bought the naming right for this rose after it was first cultivated in the 1970s. The rose went on to win just about every award for a rose that exists. Probably bring massive exposure for this company. 10,000 pounds for naming rights at the time is was probably a great investment for the company. However, there appears to not be a company named such no longer. It was a British company that had a long standing relation with the Dutch Philips Company. Philips is now a massive technology company headquartered in Amsterdam, but it appears that Mullard is no longer in existence? Rumor has it that Russian Company may have brought back the Mullard brand for use in guitar amplifiers, but not real sure about that?
But I digress… Back to this wonderful red colored rose that we’re featuring today. Some have a white stripe down the center of the petal but they have a predominate red color to them. The fragrance in these rose is very strong and elixir-like. Enjoy.
Today I want to present a little Scentimental Rose Splendor in our continue month long feature of the rose flower. Roses are definitely in bloom at this time of year and probably one of the most eye-catching varieties of the rose in the Scentimental Rose. It’s splattering of red and white makes it look like a peppermint candy. But the scent this rose gives off is where this rose is really at. So sweet like nectar. This rose is an all American rose, being the first stripped rose to win the All American Rose Award. It was developed in the US by Tim Caruth and introduced to the world in 1997.
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In my continuing month long celebration of the venerable rose flower, today I want to feature the variety of rose called High Voltage. This beautiful, yellow colored rose flower is easy to maintain and grows in bunches. I probable should go back to my favorite rose gardens and find an image that will show this flower in a bunch, rather than solo. And perhaps I will? But for now, enjoy this solitary image and remember that yellow roses symbolize joy, gladness, and friendship. It’s a good rose flower to give as a thank you gift to an office mate without them thinking you’re trying to tell them something else.
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by Amanda D Besserer
Bring me to his paradise
a feeling of within,
naked to his loving eyes
caressing me with sin
I long to feel his softest kiss
upon my dampened skin
Bring me to his paradise,
and let our bodies meet
the trickle of the rain outside
would shower us with heat,
I wish to be his fantasy
and make our love complete.