DavidinOz has treated us to roses today and they are grand. Just look at those crisp petals, that bright colour and all that beautiful light. Why, I can almost smell them. The photos were taken at the Renmark Rose Festival and the busy bee makes them positively perfect. They’re just the tonic I needed to banish the November blues. Thanks for sharing, David.

©David Brindley, all rights reserved

©David Brindley, all rights reserved


  1. Dunc says

    As we come marching, marching in the beauty of the day,
    A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray,
    Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
    For the people hear us singing: “Bread and roses! Bread and roses!”

    As we come marching, marching, we battle too for men,
    For they are women’s children, and we mother them again.
    Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
    Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses!

    As we come marching, marching, unnumbered women dead
    Go crying through our singing their ancient song of bread.
    Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew.
    Yes, it is bread we fight for — but we fight for roses, too!

    As we come marching, marching, we bring the greater days.
    The rising of the women means the rising of the race.
    No more the drudge and idler — ten that toil where one reposes,
    But a sharing of life’s glories: Bread and roses! Bread and roses!

    [James Oppenheim, 1911]

  2. Jazzlet says

    That had me singing it, it was one of the favourites of the choir I used to be a member of in Sheffield.

  3. Nightjar says

    Oooh, wow, so gorgeous! I love roses that open up like this for the bees. And yes, I can almost smell them. So good.

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