Sunday, August 23, 2009

Today's Flowers - August 23

Full Blown Rose - John F. Kennedy


In my rose garden (very small, only 4 roses, two of which are of this variety), the John F. Kennedy rose is the longest blooming. There may be one or two buds left to open, but when other roses have finished, the J.F.K. is still putting on new growth. The buds have an ivory hue, but when fully opened, the rose is very white.






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37 comments:

Hilary said...

What a beauty. White flowers seem to be so difficult for me to photograph well. Not for you, I see. Lovely, Pat.

Jackie said...

Beautiful rose...

Grace Olsson said...

Interesting information about the flower...I did not know...great macro shot
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Marju said...

Beautiful Kennedy brings the title the rose!

Nance said...

that rose is a beauty! so delicate looking. nice shot too!

Hugs,
nance

Snap said...

Lovely -- just lovely!

Denise said...

Your John F. Kennedy rose is a stunner Pat, just gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my blog and identifying the marigold. As soon as I saw that I knew it was something I should have recognized immediately but am so thankful you did. Thank your for sharing and have a great week.

Regina said...

Pure and lovely!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love white roses, Pat. So your JFK one is really special. How 'bout naming a rose after him??? That is special.

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ebie said...

Hi Pat, I also like this color, and when they are in full bloom and just getting ready for the petals to fall, I love to take a photograph.

Tammie Lee said...

This is such a lovely rose~ http://miztlee.blogspot.com/2009/08/allow.html

Drahdrah said...

What a lovely flower and photo. Happy Sunday !

NitWit1 said...

Lovely rose. I had forgotten one was named for JFK .

I knew you had lots of lilies but did not know about roses.

the Baitlady said...

Beautiful bloom! Aren't they all?? I haven't seen a flower yet that I didn't think was beautiful.

VALKYRIEN said...

What a beauty, so pure and delicate! Lovely!

Thanks for your kind words on my blog while I was away!

Gunilla said...

What a lovely rose, fantastic colour. Thanks for the information .

Gunilla in Sweden

Patty said...

Beautiful rose. Happy Sunday to you.

Sandy Kessler said...

glorious

Pat said...

I have a white rose bush that also blooms longer than any of my others. I thinks it's called "Bright White." It's always anice addition to a bouquet. JFK is lovely.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Can't go wrong with a pretty rose that doesn't want to stop flowering!

guild-rez said...

Life is like a rose . . .
More exquisite and precious,
When shared with others.
Great pictures!!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

How beautiful.

Rosamaria said...

Nice white rose, Pat! I didn't know it's name.

Thanks for your visit, I appreciate.
Have a good week!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful rose. Lovely shot.

napaboaniya said...

A beautiful elegant white flower captured :)

Reader Wil said...

Gorgeous flower, Pat. Roses are beautiful flowers, but I was never successful in keeping them. Still I am not a diamond person either and I prefer roses.

Grace and Bradley said...

JFK is one of the most beautiful white rose. Thanks for sharing.

Arija said...

Of the whites, JFK is one of my favourites as well. Mt.Shasta is another but much taller growing.

Tulip said...

lovely white rose flower.

Mia N said...

Your white rose has a glorius name.It's beautiful.

darnold23 said...

Beautiful rose. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have some Arkansas posts that you might enjoy reading when you have time. I hope you will join me at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com for Crock Pot Wednesday. Mr. Linky will be up on Tuesday for your link. Thanks for posting.

Peter said...

A beautiful rose. Isn't it lovely how some roses do change colour as they open and age.

totomai said...

the perspective made it appear like a sad flower

Suldog said...

How interesting that you posted the JFK rose just before Ted Kennedy passed on...

Carolyn Ford said...

That is a beautiful rose and how timely...

Gallicissa said...

Pretty.

karen said...

Such a lovely close-up shot. Very lovely