February: Monochrome | Roses With Many Petals

I’m fascinated by many petalled roses so I’m indulging myself by sharing these square crops of their floral hearts for HeyJude’s February Challenge: Monochrome.

I think the first one is my favourite – the colours are so dreamy. Jude quotes the line ‘Earth laughs in flowers’ which surely makes each unfurling petal a giggle… or at least a perceptible relaxing of the lips.

Together they make a cheerful colour palette, but individually, each flower fits the brief:

…black and white or tones of one colour. Look for texture, shape and patternsThe subject matter is entirely up to you, but should be loosely garden related.

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, I hope the roses will bring memories of summer. And if summer’s in full swing where you are, promise me you’ll make your way out into a garden as soon as you can so you can get up close and personal with some kind of flower.


32 Replies to “February: Monochrome | Roses With Many Petals”

    1. I tried converting them to black and white, but they really work best in colour, so then I cropped in tight to get rid of other colours such as leaves, background etc.

  1. Stunning images, which really capture the lusciousness and opulence of roses! It’s why I love roses so much, especially Old Roses!

    1. I’ve grown to love the Old Roses too. They’re not as easy to spot when cropped so tightly, but the fourth one down is a damask (La Ville de Bruxelles). The rest are English roses so have Old Roses in their heritage.

  2. Perfect roses. I love the first one with the soft apricot tones. And yes, they remind me of summer and I can almost smell them from here 🙂

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