“…What’s in the name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet…”
These hot-house roses had no fragrance, but they looked just as sweet. And I could not wish for anything better but to be able to capture that odourless sweetness on my paper today, and dream that I could smell the rose…
“…Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into…” Henry Beecher (1858)
In an ordinary suburb, by a concrete footpath I found these lovely plant, that would be impossible to capture the beauty of this bloom with my modest watercolour skill, I took a snapshot to share with you and hope it will move you as much as it did me. ♥️
If you have not seen an Australian comedy-drama film called “The Dressmaker” then you’d have missed out the most beautiful collection of Vintage Fashion.
I was fortunate to attend an exhibition in Melbourne at Rippon Lea Manor and it was such a delight to view these lovely feminine garments of an elegant era set against the background of a dry harsh Australian country landscape. I like to share these images with you.