The Beauty of the Rose

A rose is a perennial plant of the genus Rosa, within the Rosaceae family, of which exist over 100 species. Colors range from whites through yellows, oranges and reds. Hybrids that have been developed expand the native color spectrum even further. Aside from their outstanding visual appeal, the rose has a scent that is often used in perfumes and for other items with fragrances.

Probably the best quote concerning the Rose is from Kahlil Gibran, The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

Below is a small sample of Rosa.

A larger gallery of the Rose may be viewed at my Flickr Rosaceae Collection.

Over For Now.

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