Friday 6 May 2011

Pagan Eye: Red Rose

Posts about flowers two days running - must be summer :)

I picked this rose yesterday in my garden and photographed it in a bud vase on my table with the late afternoon sun falling on it through the window.

In Margaret Pickston's book Language of Flowers, all roses are symbols of love. But, while a red rosebud means "pure and lovely", a deep red rose that is fully open means "bashful shame". That sounds a little puritanical for me - but perhaps understandable in a book originally penned by a polite lady nearly 100 years ago.

For me, deep red roses represent passion - which is nothing to be bashful or shameful about.

On each Pagan Eye post, I show a photo that I find interesting, with a few words about it. I'm not quite sure what I'll be including - it could be a seasonal image, a pagan site, an event, or just a pretty picture.

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Language of Flowers

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