Saturday, May 21, 2011

Coming up Roses

These roses in my front yard were completely white when we moved in a few years ago. Sure, you'll probably tell me the new pink petals have something to do with bees and cross-pollination or something equally scientific. Little Bit has a better explanation: "Magic!"

(I continue with my week of iPhone camera shots. This one was shot using the MoreMono app.)


12 comments:

Judy Williams said...

The soft overlay of the petals makes me think of ballerina skirts. Really pretty. That tiny blush of pink just makes it. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely!

Laurie said...

Judy, Little Bit said they looked like tutus as well!

ANonymous, thanks. I love these white roses, and I love them more with their pink tinges.

Michelle said...

You did NOT take that with your phone. (Did you? Really?) Beautiful picture.

Petrea Burchard said...

I hope it's bees. We need bees.

Loving your iPhone shots.

Dixie Jane said...

I love these soft pink tinged white roses. Magic or cross-pollination, they are beautiful.

Jacob said...

Darn! I left you a comment and then got an error and lost it.

Anyway, I saw the thumbnail of this photo and loved it!

Also, I noted you used to live on the west side of L.A. When in the sixth grade, we moved to a home on High Point just south (I think) of Pico - close to Fairfax. I graduated from Louis Pasteur Jr. High and attended Hamilton High. I loved it there!!!

But I hear the area has changed a great deal since the late 40s!

Tash said...

Too beautiful! Museum quality composition with an iPhone. Laurie, Laurie, you amazing creature.

TheChieftess said...

this is an absolutely exquisite photo Laurie!!! One of your best!!! Ditto Michelle...can't be an iphone photo!!!

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone! Tash, it's so great to see you here.

Welcome, Jacob! My mom and dad were in LA in the late 40s, too! Yup, it's a lot different from what I understand. For one thing: no red cars. (I'm fascinated with Los Angeles history and want to do a Patch piece on the Red Car line.)

Petrea, I'm not worried about bees because whatever ones have disappeared elsewhere are IN MY YARD.

Shell Sherree said...

I see the ballerinas in their fluffy tutus. They are blushing. I'm happy you have both magic and bees in your garden, Laurie. This is gorgeous.

Jilly said...

Oh these are glorious. How wonderful when nature improves on perfection...a beautiful photo, Laurie.