Climbing Rose Bush Remembrance

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© Andrea Petersen
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Behold we count them happy which endure...James 5: 11

Since I lost my previous hot rating on the challenge "Grin and Bare it"...I did just that... grinned , bore it and then started over again with a new self portrait:) Keeps me in practice but I just hope you aren't getting tired of my mug. LOL One of these times I'll get it right...I added the watercolor filter on this one as I wanted the flowers to stand out...

I am posing with this rose bush, named John Cabot Rose that I bought yesterday at a garden shop which had just newly opened. This climbing rose bush is a heavy duty plant , winter hardy and it should endure ..... I had been saving my money for quite awhile that I got from friends last November after mother's funeral to buy some roses in her memory....

A strange thing happened as I was preparing to do another self portrait in case this one didn't turn out .. the battery went dead, which isn't unusual... but I couldn't believe my eyes when a Mourning Cloak butterfly flew right where I would have been standing if the battery had discharged.. .I believe that was a sign from my mother telling me she is happy with her new life in her heavenly home and also she is approving of these beautiful roses in her memory...

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  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    I love this! Lovely!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (10 Jun 2012):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    beautiful shot. love the sign from your mom, too!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    I will never get tired of your self portraits. A most excellent entry!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (10 Jun 2012):

    Thank you for your kind response...I plan to buy an arched trellis for these roses as I read that they will grow 9 feet tall ...I would love to see these pretty roses wrapped around a trellis with room to grow....

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    Beautiful entry !!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    I like the sign you received from your mother, butterflies are very special that way :) This is a striking image, and an excellent entry for the theme!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    Love this!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (11 Jun 2012):


  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    Beautiful roses! I belive in signs, too!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    Andrea, you are irrespressible. You share the joy. Do you know how this came to be named the "John Cabot" rose?

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (11 Jun 2012):

    Thank you all for your kind words...I am so glad you asked me that question, Richard as I just did a search on this flower to find how it got its name. Here
    is what I found: "This rose was named for the explorer "John Cabot" who was the first sailor to go looking for the Northwest Passage." Now I know this was a great choice as my late father was a sailor for many years on the Great Lakes before he retired.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2012):

    Very pretty photo. A lot of the hot photos have been going crazy here lately. Nice choice!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (13 Jun 2012):

    Putting a Big Smile on JPG's Theme Park!

  • Shirley Valencia

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