Header Attribution

The header photo is a wall in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wet Rose

I debated long and hard
about whether to post this photo.
I was concerned that 
since the primary subject -
the beautiful pink rose -
is slightly out of focus
it would be considered by most observers
to be less than acceptable.
* * *
Then I thought,

This is an amateur photographer's personal blog.
I am not trying to win any contests.
I do not do this to make a living.
No one is inspecting my work.
I can post any photo I darn well please.

The Wet Rose
is here.

I think the flower itself is beautiful,
especially the color;
and the additional interest
of the many raindrops
on its petals
made it an irresistible subject for me.

(I just mishandled the focal setting
on my venerable point-and-shoot Canon.
Oh, well.)

Taken 26 August 2011.


  1. I like it. the rain drops stand right out and are prominent. nice!

  2. Thank you, Doreen. The raindrops are really what caught my attention the most that day. These roses line a brick path to the front door of friends we have known for nearly forty years. They have lived in this house since 1967, but I think the roses arrived with the "new" brick path about 25 years ago.