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. Beautiful varieties and photos. They almost look like peonies, they’re so full of petals. love them!

      1. I’m a bit of a gardener but I haven’t planted any of those old cabbage kinds of roses. They are just stunning

    1. Some of them are really fragrant, especially the yellow one (Golden Celebration – an English rose) and the medium pink (La Ville de Bruxelles – a damask).

      1. I can really imagine how wonderful they smell, we have a lot of roses in our garden and I could get “drunk” by smelling them, hehe

    1. I don’t know where textile designers would be were it not for flowers! I love floral dresses too, but you do have to tread a fine line so you don’t look like a walking flower border.

  2. I love roses and they are such stunning subjects to photograph. You did an amazing job with these gorgeous beauties Susan. Thanks for sharing. 😀 ♥

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