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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose

A rose (/ˈroʊz/) is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach seven meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.[1]
The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, from Greek ρόδον rhódon (Aeolic βρόδον wródon), itself borrowed from Old Persian wrd- (wurdi), related to Avestan varəδa, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr.[2][3]

In Art
Roses are a favored subject in art and appear in portraits, illustrations, on stamps, as ornaments or as architectural elements. The Luxembourg born Belgian artist and botanist Pierre-Joseph Redouté is known for his detailed watercolours of flowers, particularly roses.

Henri Fantin-Latour was also a prolific painter of still life, particularly flowers including roses. The Rose ‘Fantin-Latour’ was named after the artist.

Other impressionists including Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne and Pierre-Auguste Renoir have paintings of roses among their works.

Classic Flower Arrangements






Classic Flower Arrangements A series of recent photographs capturing flowers scattered around Edinburgh over the past year. The stylized series welcomes the alternative and randomly selected Google Photo (assistant) app. The images are selected, cropped, filtered, and colorized with beautiful results. The alternates are welcomed and embraced.

A Portion of Paul Was Left There

a portion of Paul was left there
beneath the bridge
from high above he came
down through the edge of branches
barely breaking his flight

a man struggles with his life
lying and twisted
legs protruding fractures
snapped in two
turned outward

i offered my coat
kept him elevated
kept him calm
kept him warm
kept him alive

like many before him
they too fell
they too lept
they too examined escape
many succeeded, others too failed

i was first, she came next
we stood over
left questioning
we had questions
Paul offered no clarity

quick into action
kept him still
kept him taking
kept him awake
kept him alive

the medics made attempts
they came prepared
i assisted long than comfort
applied pressure
implemented traction – twice

triage medicine
first aid responders
we made advances
tending to crisis
shifting electrodes and monitors

blood on my hands
blood saturates my coat
blood stains old stones
blood spattered the bridge
blood drains toward Leith

more arrived to carry him away
Paul survived that day
i question this fact
he lived, void of his attempt

Borough Market

8 Southwark Street
London, United Kingdom
I enjoyed documenting some of the outstanding food stalls at the Borough Market in London. We purchased several food items including: scotch egg, pork w/crakling, cured meats, coffee, flowers, cheese, dried fruit, vegetables, bread and several beers from the adjacent pub. I almost enjoyed photographing everything more than the purchase. While Philip Dorwart and Desiree Dorwart were not physically here in London with me, they certainly were in spirit.

This album is dedicated to Philip & Desiree Dorwart – and the chefs at Create Catering & The Dining Studio