MtLawleyShire: Other People’s Gardens – Yellow Roses

Yellow Roses, and apricot and indeterminate – mixed reds and yellows, orangey, pinkish-yellow – all of those.  It’s the last roses post.

I’ve read somewhere that the yellow rose signifies friendship, but in another source, it was treachery or jealousy.  I guess it depends what university you went to.  The white signifies purity, and the red rose we take as meaning love, but for the Romans, it was secrecy.

Whatever meaning we place on them, they’re beautiful and fragrant and as ephemeral as life.

Odd buds, tight and jealous of their colour:

rose_8  rose_9

Are these pink, but turned orange-gold by sunset?

rose_3  rose_4

rose_5

 

Pink and yellow:

rose_6  rose_1

rose_2

 

In the red orange spectrum:

rose  evening rose_1

 

rose_1

 

Apricot?

rose_6  yellow

rose_4  rose_5

 

definitely yellow:

yellow rosewest perth_rose_3

yellow_2  yellow

 

rose_3rose_7

rose_8

 

next: flowers of different sorts…

MtLawleyShire: Other People’s Gardens – White roses

 

White roses always look so delicate – either translucent or rich and creamy, and they are perhaps the most difficult in regards to background.

Delicate and/or translucent:

rose_3  rose_5

white  white

 

rose_1

becoming creamy:

rose_4  rose_6

 

rose_5

 

Pinkish:

rose_2

finally, creamy & rich:

bud_1  bud_3

bud_2

Next will be yellow…

MtLawleyShire: In Other People’s Gardens – Pink Roses

The second of the flowers – Pink roses this time.  Sometimes, the light confuses the colour, but they were all, I promise you, pink – or pink & white, or pink going into white, or pinkish.  Just – well, definitely not red.  Mostly 🙂

These two were caught in brilliant sunlight.

rose_6  rose_5

 

As was this bud:

rose_1

 

Caught in sunsetty light which golds their pale colour:

 

evening rose_2  rose_5

 

Some rather lovely buds:

 

rose_6

 

 

rose_3  west perth rose_1

 

west perth rose_2  rose_7

little pink  rose_7

 

pink_white

And varying pink roses, including an astonishingly stripped one, in varying shades of pink, and in various stages of opening:

rose  pink again

 

pink  rose_1

 

rose_2    pink_another

exceptionally pink

and this – so rich and full:

pink

 

 

what colour next?  White? Yellow?  Or will it be other flowers….

Mt Lawley Shire – in Other people’s gardens – Red Roses

I have a month’s worth of roses – & other flowers.  So many that I’ve spilt the post & colour coded them 🙂  So,here are:
Red roses in other people’s gardens.

Some worked really well, some were buds one day,open the next.  Some are sunlight, some are shadowed.

Buds:

rose_2red bud

rose_7  rose_4

bud  rose_4

rose_3  rose_1

red  evening rose_5

rose_2

Roses caught in sunsetty light:

evening rose_4  rose_2

rose_2  rose_4

rose_1  rose_1

red_1

rose_5

this one really worked.  It’s not as sharp as it could be, but for some reason, it still works.  The beauty of this individual rose overcomes all my shortcomings as a photographer.

rose_3

Against the sky:

rose_4

rose_5  rose_6

catching last of the sunlight

 

And finally, in normal light:

evening rose_6           evening rose_8

reds

rose_2

rose_3

& I love this one too.

red

 

So that’s the red roses.  What next?  Pink?  Yellow?  White? …