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Friday, May 09, 2008

Photohunt: Share any photo


The photohunt theme this week is wide open. We can share any photograph. I decided to pick a photograph that I had taken this week. Since this is mother's day weekend, I am posting photographs from my yellow rose bush. My mother died in 1990 when she was 65, and I always associate yellow roses with her because she loved them so much. For many years after my mom died, my yellow rose bush had its first rose of the season, on her birthday in June.
However, in recent years the bush switched over to having its first blooms around mother's day which is also very appropriate. Although my other roses were very early this year and have been blooming for many weeks, the bush I think of as my mother's roses, had its first roses this week. I took the second shot on Tuesday and the other two on Thursday.
I had intended to pick one shot for this week's theme, and decided to select which one of the roses I would have cut to take to my mom if she was still alive. Since I decided that I would have taken her all three, I am posting all three. Happy mother's day weekend!

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83 comments:

Guess Who said...

Beautiful.
This is a coincidence...really. My mom loved yellow roses above all other flowers. She grew some climbing ones on the garage side of the house where I grew up. People would stop and ask her to cut one or two for them as they walked by on summer evenings and she was tending them.
When she passed away, much to my my bossy aunt's chagrin, I had spray of yellow roses placed on her casket. No ribbons or adornments, just yellow roses.
People asked to cut one or two as a remembrance.
It is the single lovely thought that my brother and I share of that time. We both thought Mama would have liked to share her roses once more.
Happy Mother's Day to your mom and to mine.
Love, K.

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date...
Sonnet XVIII, Wm. Shakespeare

photohook said...

i also thought of a flower as a tribute on mother's day.

i love the roses and the color is great.

happy weekend!

ancient one said...

I love yellow roses also!! Yours are beautiful!!

jams o donnell said...

What a beautiful rose and a wonderful way to remember your mum. Have a great weekend

ellen b said...

What a lovely way to remember your mother and what great timing. Have a wonderful weekend...

Sienna said...

These are so beautiful, I think my favorite is the first picture, but what an incredible way to commemorate your Mum. All your pictures are so gorgeous, if you could hear the gasps as they load on my dial up internet here, you would think I am choking on my toast.:)

I am getting my Mum some red roses, a little out of season but they are still beautiful.

The melanoma awareness is something I follow closely, it can be such a sneaky little buggar (as you have made people aware)...I think Australia has the highest rate; I know our government is pouring more resources into the research and diagnosis and treatments.

Pam

Mari said...

i bet you have more of these beautiful flowers in your garden.

happy weekend!

Snap Catch said...

great one for photohunt entry!!! mine's up too hope to see there!

Lana G! said...

OH MY! I think this is just the most precious tribute to your mom. That is just wonderful and such beautiful roses to remember her by!

Sue said...

Beautiful flowers and tribute to you Mother :)

Happy photo hunting Carver, and thanks so much for visiting my entry earlier :)

mousey said...

I got a rose too for my mom!

you've wonderful photo and post in here.

happy hunting!

Panaderos said...

Very pretty flowers. I love the color yellow. :)

Angela said...

Those are beautiful roses. I'm not so handy in the garden, but my kids seem to grow pretty well ;)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Beautiful... just stopping by to say these are spectacular... the one with the water drops are amazing!!

julie said...

Beautiful roses, Carver, very fitting photos for Mother's Day.

Have a great Mother's Day celebration!

Napaboaniya said...

Carver, those yellow roses shots are beautiful. Love the the one water droplets on it.
It's sweet how you've associated the yellow roses in remembering your mom :)

Have a good weekend!
Napaboaniya APAD

Rach said...

that's such a nice way of remembering your mum. Red roses always remind me of my grandad, as he gave me a red rose bush when I moved into my first house, i was gutted to have to leave it there when I moved.

Sarge Charlie said...

Wow, those are great photo and the love you show for your mother.

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh that rose is gorgeous. *sigh*

Trinity said...

Wah so fresh.. so beautiful!! Happy Mother's day to your mom...

Natalie said...

Lovely! My mom associates roses with her dad. He had lovely gardens that my grandma kept up for years after his death. My mom was only 28 when he died, I was born 19 days later.

Criz Lai said...

This is real nice of you to pay tribute to you Mom all these years. Those are some beautiful yellow roses you have there. Happy Mothers' Day to all mothers out there :)

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PowersTwinB said...

How gorgeous! I have no green thumb, I would kill a dandelion! Happy Mother;s Day sweetie...I havent really been participating, my sisiter is KissedAlotAtoads...our brother is seriously ill, and sis moved to TENN and is trying to get a life on track...Anyway, My hunt is up, please come and visit soon

Blur Mommy said...

That is a gorgeous rose! Have a great weekend!

eastcoastlife said...

Those are very beautiful yellow roses. I'm sure your Mom would have loved them.

Happy Mother's Day, Carver!
*hugs*

crazy working mom said...

It's beautiful! :)

Great choice for this week's theme.

Sean said...

Beatiful flower!
Happy mother's day and have a nice weekend too~

jmb said...

Beautiful photos Carver. I always find yellow roses difficult to grow but this one is splendid.

leslie said...

What a beautiful rose and a lovely memorial for your mother. I happened to do a tribute to my mother, as well.

picturing said...

wow...beautiful flowers

Will you visit mine Thanks

Juliana RW said...

lovely shots

Mine in here Thanks

Dee said...

A love tribute to your mom - and the timing of its blooms really seems appropriate. Great shots! My roses just have buds - no blooms. But my lilac is blooming deliciously - love the smell of that bush. I cut a few of its blooms the other day and put the vase on my bedstand - when I woke up during the night, I smelled it! Very pretty! Have a great week-end, Carver!

genny said...

wow roses and my hubby's favorite color...happy hunting and happy mother's day.

Mar said...

Beautiful post, Carver. Not only because of the amazing shots but because of the story behind those yellow roses. Happy Mother's Day to you, it was celebrated last week in Spain.

Love the last rose with the little guy on the left. Happy weekend and happy hunting :)

Sweeta said...

Those are beautiful shots of yellow roses. I love roses too particularly reds.
Happy Mother's Day!

mirage2g said...

Great yellow colors!

pat said...

Beautiful roses and a great post for your mother.

Happy Weekend.

Lynn said...

I love the first picture as the flower is shown in full bloom up close.

Happy Mother's Day, Carver!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the dew on the top photo!!!

For my photo hunt, my sweet cheeks and I are celebrating our 40 year wedding anniversary. Stop by for a piece of our wedding cake.

Happy weekend.

John said...

Wonderful flower shots!

Carin said...

Really lovely those yellow roses. My favourite colour! Great photo's.

Randi said...

Such a beautiful rose and a wonderful way to remember your mother.
Have a greate weekend!

WillThink4Wine said...

This a lovely tribute to your mother. I also gave MotherDear yellow roses. It is her favorite color rose.

Dogwood Daze said...

Beautiful choices. I wouldn't have choses just one either.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting my photohunt post and happy weekend!

Liz said...

They are beautiful roses. Do they have a perfume too?

Sabine said...

Sooo beautiful Carver! I also took a yellow rose in our garden some days ago and made it into an advert for our hotel's Mother's Day Brunch. But today I Mothers Day wasn't in my mind at all...

jenny said...

Very nice story to go along with your photos!

Have a great weekend!

the teach said...

Carver, these are beautiful blooms as usual! What a wonderful reminder of your mother! :)

Heather said...

Beautiful.

SabineM said...

Great minds think alike...i did flowers too! I loved your post! HOw lovely! HAPPY MOTHER's day! (i still never finished nor sent the email..sorry..i will)

JC said...

Wonderful! And the story... if that isn't proof of more beyond this life, I don't know what is.

Katney said...

My roses are nowhere near booming yet. It has been such a cold spring in my neck of the woods. Mayethey will bloom longer into the summer.

JesieBlogJourney said...

So sweet of you to think of your mom and posted her favorite yellow roses on Mother's Day weekend. It's so touching.

marcia said...

I so love that color I am sure you did that for the YELLOWROSE OF TEXAS:)

Siani said...

What a beautiful, touching post - the roses are gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend!

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting my photohunt post. Fun seeing what everyone chose for the wide open theme.

-TNChick- said...

Wow, your roses already looks so great?! Beautiful.

Teena said...

It's like I can reach out and touch it!

Mine's up too :)

A. said...

Beautiful flowers and a lovely way to remember your mother.

Lifecruiser said...

Simply breathtaking roses!!!! You've captured them well and even with water drops! Very lovely!!!!!

It even means more when we can associate them with a loved one...

Deb @ Sugarfused said...

I adore yellow roses. What a lovely tribute to your mother, Carver :)

Hope you have a really nice weekend.

June said...

A touching, not to mention beautiful tribute.

Sandy said...

What a gorgeous rose...

lissa said...

they're beautifully shot, yellow roses are one my favorite as well

Dragonstar said...

Such beautiful roses, and (naturally!) beautiful photos. You have honoured us by sharing this.

Kim said...

What a wonderful photo! Yellow roses are one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing them.

Mine is up...come on over!

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful shots - my Mum loved roses too.

starnitesky said...

A lovely rose and a beautiful colour.

The Author said...

WOW! I adore and admire Roses and these shots are beautifully captured!

You have such great photography!

ghee said...

ohhh lala!!cant find a word!!its soooooooo beautiful!!

ghee

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting my photohunt post. Next week is candy. I can hardly wait, ha.

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Roses always make me think of my mother too. She passed away 3 1/2 yrs ago. Her birthday is also in June.
Pretty photos! :D

ipanema said...

oh i love yellow roses! these are great micros.

thanks for the visit and Happy Mother's Day! :)

girasoli said...

Such beautiful roses and a wonderful tribute to your mom. I am sure she would have loved them.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That is a beautiful flower in any circumstances and a fitting one for remembrance. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend.

DeLi said...

happy mothers day Carver.

i love yellow flowers!

Save "our" Earth said...

Nice flowers..

the donG said...

yellow roses. that's rare here. happy mother's day to your mom (wherever she is right now)!

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting and commenting on my photohunt post.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awww very sweet. and a happy mothers day to you too!

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Sammawow said...

I also did some flowers for Photohunt in anticipation of Mother's Day! It just always makes me think of flowers! My mom is in another state but I had some flowers delivered to her for Mother's Day.

Annie said...

What beautiful roses! Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.