Broken Beauty

I have been planting some new roses in the garden this week and after the rain a few days ago one of them was left looking a little bedraggled and started to lose its’ petals.  Having cut the blooms back quite hard to encourage the rose to grow and settle in its roots, I discovered that this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge was the theme ‘Broken’.  As roses are beautiful to me in any shape or form, whole or broken, I thought the remains of the battered blooms would make a lovely subject for some images on the theme which I shall call Broken Beauty……………..

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. elosie says:

    These photos are all very beautiful! Such a lovely idea for the theme broken xx

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    1. Thank you elosie! I’m delighted that you like them!

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  2. kazg10 says:

    So soft and beautiful, broken doesn’t seem so bad after all 🙂

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    1. Thank you kazg10, I like to think there is a beauty to be found in most things if we look at them in the right way!

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      1. kazg10 says:

        A lovely philosophy 🙂 and a wonderful blog

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      2. Thankyou so much kazg10 !

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  3. Julia says:

    Beautiful pics:)

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    1. Thank you Julia, I’m so pleased you like them, thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

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  4. So luscious, broken or not. Your comment reminds me of a line in See How They Run where Ida, the maid (played by me), offers biscuits to the bishop character. ‘What kind of biscuits do you have?’ he asks. ‘Whole or broken,’ replies Ida. 🙂

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    1. HaHa – sounds like chez moi!! Glad you like my broken roses Sarah 😉 I’m a bit morbid perhaps but these faded things have a poignant beauty all their own I think ? 🙂

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  5. The beauty of the beaten down rose. Roses hold their beauty in almost any state.

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    1. They do don’t they Timothy, even a single petal is a thing of beauty !

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  6. Sigh, so very gorgeous, as always.

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    1. Thankyou frenchapple! I appreciate that very much 🙂

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  7. Katie says:

    these are wonderful Jane, you’ve really found the beauty in the fragility x

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    1. Hi Katie and thank you! I’m so pleased you like them, roses are so symbolic and beautiful in any form I think !

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      1. Katie says:

        Yes one of my favourite flowers so classically delicate

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  8. Grace says:

    Oh, I love these images, Jane! I have been struggling so much, trying to find a good image to go with this week’s challenge. Yours is one of my favorites!

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    1. That’s really kind of you Grace, Thank you I appreciate it!

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  9. Stellar colors and arrangement!

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    1. Cheers Variety! Much appreciated 🙂

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    1. Je vous remercie énormément Sylvain !

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  10. Beautiful photos Jane!!
    They’re awesome!

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    1. Thankyou bCL, I adore roses and when they’re faded like this I think they have a very special beauty.

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