this weekend we went to the rose festival at the park of roses.
it was beautiful.
how do roses get their names?
some seem like family names,
while others are descriptive.
some evoke a theatrical moment, and
others a place.
here's one we all need.
this one is named for my daughter's friend,
this one for a song, and
this one for a contradiction in terms. (hello heidi!)
these roses are named for a celestial event,
these for my friend's 8-month-old puppy, and
these for a local fighter.
a land yacht,
a subatomic particle with a negative charge, and
a lovely former student all have roses, too.
sometimes the roses didn't seem to live up to their names.
is there a gentleman rose?
roses were named for people.
george burns and his wife were there, i'll share them with their blooms soon.
have a valentine and some
confidence in your
they're legends, after all.
when the evening star shines, we'll be
joy to you!