Poets call her the Queen of the Flowers with the purest, most positive energy vibration of any living thing. Born in Iran over 3000 years ago, her energy signature attracts love, passion, and beauty. The rose has long been the gift of lovers, a symbol of true love. The vibration of rose also promotes healing from any form of grief by uplifting the auric field and aligning with positive emotions. The Sufis thought that rose represents the desire for the realm of pure spirituality and alignment with the Divine.
This gorgeous rose bloom is a hybrid tea rose named, Secret. This particular image is a photograph of a nature medicine painting and has been reported to emit healing energy. Perhaps, that is the secret.
Secret is a prolific flower producer. It blossoms in urn-shaped buds that open up into a bi-color bloom with creamy pink inside and rose-crimson outside. The pink edging intensifies in hot weather.
The rose is actually considered a woody perennial of the genus Rosa. There are over 100 species and exhibit several forms including, miniature shrubs, erect shrubs and climbers that reach 7 meters in length. The flowers have a variety of shapes and sizes and are usually quite showy. The colors range from shades of white, through yellows, oranges, pinks, reds and the newer purples. Cultivars and hybrids are cultivated for their beauty and fragrance. Most roses are deciduous, with serrated leaves that alternate on the stem. Roses are pollinated by insects in nature. Some of the older roses produce a berry-like structure called a rose hip. These are known to be rich in vitamin C and provide food for birds when not harvested by humans. Rose thorns are not actually true thorns, modified stem structures. Rose thorns are actually prickles, outgrowths of the epidermis, the outer layer of the stem. The prickles are often sickle-shaped hooks that support the rose stem growth.
Roses are very popular ornamental garden plants that have been cultivated for millennia. The earliest known date is around 500 BC in the Mediterranean and the Far East. Most of the hybrids are bred for their flowers and scent. Attar of roses or rose oil is used by commercial perfumers to produce perfume and rose water for cooking, cosmetics, medicines and some religious practices.
Jeanette French, paintings, photographs, canvas prints, framed prints, metallic prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, gift cards, fine art.
Creating portals of light, love, joy, beauty, compassion, hope and gratitude is my lifelong passion and gift for the earth, hence the name of my art business, For the Earth. My mother painted in oils when I was young and encouraged my own drawing, painting and handcrafting in all forms. My father, the photographer, gave me my first camera at age 8. As a result of these loving influences, I am a lifelong student of both mediums. I am grateful to my wonderful Pacific NW painter teachers, Stan Capon and Edi Olson, for training my eye and technique. I hope you will enjoy this image as much as I enjoyed its creation. More gifts for the earth can be found at these websites: jeanette-french.artistwebsites.com and jeanette-french.pixels.com.
January 2nd, 2013
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