“You live a normal life and it’s quite difficult to realise that this normal life is coming to an end.”
– Man in Ukraine, BBC interview, 24th February 2022
In sunlight, Rosa ‘Tranquillity’ is a bright, creamy colour. Captured when the sun is down, the flowers have a sombre quality.
Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day, thinking of all those who are distressed and in danger because one man said it should be so.
18 Replies to “Rosa ‘Tranquillity’ After Dusk”
Thank you for the rose. As humanity survived Hitler, we will survive Putin too.
It was a close thing and millions did not survive. But thanks for your words of hope. I can hope for the future, but the present dismays me.
Rosa is a beautiful pairing with that quotation, which is so poignant, simple, and true. I was heartsick as I watched the news and saw normal people fleeing and hiding.
I’m heartsick too.
So many of us are. And believe it or not, that actually gives me hope.
Thanks for this, Susan. We can only hope and pray that tranquility can be restored soon.
It seems a big ask, but yes.
“Normal” seems so distant. Of course my eyes went right to that bud. It’s a wonderful though indeed sobering portrait of life cycle. My thanks to you and to Cee.
The word ‘normal’ doesn’t even look right any more.
I wish you weren’t so right.
Lovely petal formation on that rose. Does it have a perfume?
Only a little – it’s described as a light apple fragrance.
Do you happen to know about the so-called White Rose resistance to Hitler? It’s a fascinating story that I’m thinking about writing about, although I need to do some research first to be sure I’m accurate in the details. It was a young peoples’ movement, and quite compelling. If I can pull it together, I may ask if I could use this rose as an image.
Yes, that’s why I chose a white(ish) rose. I shared some more in an earlier post here.
This looks so lovely 🙂
If only those in power can truly see the beauty of the only planet where we can live.
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