Young Roses And Not Too Young Roses

Spring started here, I meant not by calendar marking but the actual nature markers. Colors, sun light, longer days, and the mild weather are the real markers.  I recalled… an afternoon. It was not an afternoon in spring but it had most of those spring signs.

This was a bright afternoon. Roses were budding and blooming. Not all of them were, however. Some were already in full bloom even worn and fade. Nevertheless, they made the afternoon so great.

Budding Roses and Torns

Budding Roses

Blooming Rose

A blooming young rose.

Not so young roses

Not so young roses

Someone once pointed this part of the poem to me:

“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying…”

 By Robert Herrick, To The Vergins to Make Much of Time


49 thoughts on “Young Roses And Not Too Young Roses

  1. Timothy Price March 29, 2014 / 8:33 am

    Nice photos. Our roses are only thinking about leafing out.


    • YellowCable March 29, 2014 / 8:35 am

      Thank you! I think they are coming out with leafs just now around here too.


  2. niki March 29, 2014 / 10:05 am

    Gorgeous images 🙂


  3. Amy Pinkrose March 29, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    Oh, these are just precious. I grow roses and to SEE these, brings my heart up to my throat!! Thank you SO much!!! You are making my waiting more bearable! Love, Amy


    • YellowCable March 29, 2014 / 4:30 pm

      I am glad these help your waiting on them a bit. Thank you Amy 🙂


      • Amy Pinkrose March 29, 2014 / 4:32 pm

        Thank YOU! I miss my roses so darn much and am concerned that some of them will not be coming back due to the extremely cold and brutal winter we had. I have the rose catalogs ready and waiting just in case …


  4. SuzyHazelwood March 29, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Such beautiful pictures – really very lovely!! 😀 Spring has really sprung! I like your piece of the poem, very true, time is always flying, and flowers are a good analogy of our human life. We should enjoy every day as much as we can, time is precious. And enjoy the flowers – while they last! 🙂


    • YellowCable March 29, 2014 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you Suzy! You saw through the poem real well. Cheer 🙂


  5. nutsfortreasure March 30, 2014 / 7:42 am

    What a wonderful post XO Just beautiful 🙂


      • nutsfortreasure March 30, 2014 / 8:11 am

        Been so busy getting ready for surgery #2 glad I did not miss this one 🙂


  6. VeronicaBud March 30, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    Beautiful Photos! I really like the first one with the little buds.
    Have a good Sunday 🙂


    • YellowCable March 30, 2014 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you. I like that one too. Please have a good Sunday too 🙂


  7. Saajida April 3, 2014 / 6:15 am

    your pictures are just so beautiful!


    • YellowCable April 3, 2014 / 6:37 am

      Thank you Saajida.. I so glad that you like them 🙂


    • YellowCable April 4, 2014 / 6:56 am

      Thank you.. I am glad you like the pictures and the poem 🙂


  8. Otto von Münchow April 4, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Wonderful images. My favourite is the first one. It’s so clean and balanced and beautiful with the thrown-out-of-focus background.


    • YellowCable April 5, 2014 / 6:39 am

      Thank you very much Otto for your comments! The first picture is my favorite too.


  9. Gracie April 7, 2014 / 9:33 am

    I see spring everywhere BUT here! Lovely images. It’s wonderful to see the signs of life.


  10. Miss Lou April 10, 2014 / 8:22 am

    Fantastic, beautiful almost MICRO amazing pictures of those roses forming buds, #AwesomeCaptures

    The detail and clarity of these pictures is absolutely stunning – and not just of the buds, but those thorns! #Ouch – no wonder the things hurt so much when we’re getting stabbed by them… #Vicious

    Thanks for sharing. Roses don’t grow particularly well up here in the tropics… or maybe they do and I just have the fantastic knack of killing almost every plant I have been provided the care of! lol

    Thanks for sharing



    • YellowCable April 10, 2014 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you Miss Lou. I am glad that you like the details of the rose buds 🙂

      Ha Ha, you had knack of killing every plant you care of. That is good to know 🙂


      • Miss Lou April 10, 2014 / 9:39 pm

        Oh yeah!! lol Leave them with me for a year and they will gone, gone gone.. to plant heaven!

        I do have 2 plants right now, that are going well – Dr Elephant – he sits by my front door, I feed him water every now and again, he gets just the right amount of sunlight and I also give him some liquid fertilizer stuff that smells worse than a million animals rotten poo!

        However, it does seem to be working.. lol


  11. lemanshots April 11, 2014 / 5:34 am

    Very beautiful, detailed picture, the colours are totally amazing!


    • YellowCable April 11, 2014 / 7:04 am

      Thank you very much. I glad you like them 🙂


  12. gomachan15 April 17, 2014 / 3:24 am

    Beautiful pictures and nice poem. Quite impressive.


    • YellowCable April 17, 2014 / 6:43 am

      Thank you Gomanchan15. I am glad you like the poem too.


  13. ventisqueras April 17, 2014 / 5:17 am

    mi sono innamorata della seconda foto, così misteriosamente invitante! 🙂

    I fell in love the second picture, so mysteriously inviting!


    • YellowCable April 17, 2014 / 6:47 am

      That is interesting view! I like that 🙂 I think you are right it is a bit mysterious. Thank you!


  14. annetbell April 21, 2014 / 10:07 am

    I love the yearly discovery of the beginning of spring. . . .


  15. Aquileana April 23, 2014 / 2:17 am

    Remarkable Photos… Such a beautiful post, Thanks for sharing, best wishes, Aquileana 🙂


  16. Pride in Photos Photography April 23, 2014 / 8:45 am

    My husband is begging me to put roses around our new house…I am so hesitant…I know they are a lot of work. Your budding rose image is wonderful.


    • YellowCable April 23, 2014 / 11:51 am

      I can understand the hard work to maintain a garden. IMHO, depends on what kinds, roses can be disease prone as well. I think you need to put them in the right location of particular kind.

      Thank you Laurie that you like the image!!!


  17. Dalo 2013 May 16, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    Nothing quite like spring breaking free from winter…great series, and while the second shot mesmerizes, the buds just breaking out are beautiful to see. Well done.


    • YellowCable May 17, 2014 / 6:03 am

      Yes, indeed. Spring brings such a beautiful contrast from dull winter time.

      Thank you Dalo!!!


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