I never really appreciated roses until recently. Knowing they were rather fussy about where they lived, I had always considered them the yuppies of the garden. And I was in to hurry to invite them to my garden.
Then I discovered miniature roses, and the first rose I ever bought was a miniature white floribunda. The shockingly white blossoms would age into a hot pink tinged bloom that resembled pink elephant popcorn. Ever had pink elephant popcorn? It is white, with hot pink powered sugar dusting the kernels, and you will eat the whole box.Last summer, I started to photograph roses, I had avoided it because I felt it was a cliche. But occcasionally I would run across some so breathtaking that I would slip them in.
And now I am so glad that I did shoot them, they have become some of my favorite subjects.
And in roses, I feel that I have discovered a new and exciting friend. One whom I am happy to invite to my garden.