Monthly Archives: July 2014

George and Gracie

Together again as promised.  I went back to the park the other day and there she was, waiting for me to take her picture; one solitary fresh with morning dew bloom.  A floribunda like her George and quite the delicate … Continue reading

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Orange you a sensation!

This is the Orange Sensation floribunda rose; another orange and orange blend rose.  Floribunda roses first became popular in the mid 20th century, the offspring of hybrid teas and polyantha roses.  What does that mean in plain English? It means … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

WARNING! WARNING! If you are squeamish about insects then this might not be the post for you.  I say that because of a fellow blogging friend who I know absolutely abhors the ugly insect part of this post;  I told … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Flower Girl Shrub Rose

F 6.3 – 1/320 – ISO 200 – 100mm – Canon 5D III

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Tea time for two ladies

Hybrid tea rose time that is.  Lady Bird Johnson and Chris Evert here are hybrid tea roses that share the same color family of orange/coral.  While Lady Bird is a solid coral, Chris is a blend of orange and red. … Continue reading

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George Burns – Floribunda Rose

While walking around the park I couldn’t help but notice some of the names of the roses and what stood out was how many were named after famous people.  Famous as in political figures (Lady Bird Johnson), movie stars (Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Monochrome Monday – Fountain Square

Fountain Square has been the symbolic center of Cincinnati since 1871.[2] The square, which replaced a butcher’s market,[3] was a gift from Henry Probasco in memory of Tyler Davidson. Probasco traveled to Munich and commissioned a bronze allegorical fountain from … Continue reading

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A flowery metaphor for self esteem

There are so many flowers in the world and you are just one of them. But much more than just are you for you are beautiful. So never compare yourself to others because you are not them nor are they … Continue reading

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Double Delight

The hybrid tea rose.  I made it back to the rose park here but unfortunately I got there a bit late in the morning so the lighting was quickly directly over my head which does nothing for the beautiful colors … Continue reading

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Trying to catch a bee in flight…

Is not easy!  I stalked this one bee (again in my neighbor’s garden; they tolerate me so well) for the longest in the hopes of getting THE shot of it in flight.  I was able to capture the coneflowers and … Continue reading

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