Two more blooms I photographed in the Royal Rosarian Garden.
Do you think faded roses look as romantic as those in their prime? Less romantic? More romantic? I'm curious what you think. For me, it depends on the shape and color of the faded rose, the curl of the petals, the angle of the blossom. Thus, the first photo represents a romantic, faded wistfulness, a lingering reach for something just beyond one's grasp. The second photo doesn't strike me as romantic at all, just sort of interesting. I took these photos with this in mind, to ask you what you think and to illustrate what I think.