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Pink Roses Blooming

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  William Shakespeare

Despite the persistent drought and the subsequent water restrictions the rose bushes continue to produce some lovely specimens. After trimming the pink one I was really happy to see the blooms appear.

Photo 1: Pink rose

Pink rose in bloom

Photo 2: Pretty in pink

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Photo 3: Blooming pink roses

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Photo 4: Pink rose bud

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What sparks a light in you?

There are few things that excite me as much as discovering a beautiful bloom. It has no expectations of the world but revels in the elements whether it be sunshine, wind or rain. When it is at its peak the glorious light of living shines forth spreading beauty where it finds itself.

Quote 1: You have to find what sparks a light in you so that your own way can illuminate the world – Oprah


Quote 2: Each new day is an opportunity to try again! Embrace it!


Quote 3: To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.


Quote 4: There are always flowers for those who want to see them.


Quote 5: Bloom- with all the enthusiasm you can muster!

Pink Rose Swirl

When so many roses are blooming at once I don’t always notice the uniqueness of each bloom. I happened to see this low hanging pink bloom and bent down to take a look and noticed the magnificent symmetry of it’s centre swirl.

Photo 1: Pink Rose Swirl

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Photo 2:  Swirl to the left

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Photo 3: Swirl to the right

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Photo 4: Low hanging bloom

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Photo 5: Rosey Symmetry

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Orange L.A. hybrid lilies

L.A. hybrids are a cross between longiflorum lilies and Asiatic hybrids. They are known for their bright colours and good vase life. This orange variety has a strikingly vivid hue.

Photo 1: Orange L.A. lily bud

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Photo 2: Orange L.A. lily bud opening

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Photo 3: Orange L.A. lily open

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Photo 4: Orange L.A. lily bloom

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Photo 5: Orange L.A. lily and bud

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Photo 6: Orange L.A. lilies and bud

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Photo 7: Orange L.A. lily hybrid

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Photo 8: Orange L.A. lily

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