Monday, October 20, 2008

last rose of summer










when I was little and if I was sad, my mom would say, "what's wrong honey? you look like the last rose of summer."

30 comments:

Claire, said...

Awww, I love these images, so graphic... I love what your mother would say, I should say that, it sounds smart!
When I was small my mother used to say to me, "pretty is as pretty does", because I was such a devil even then...

Mary-Laure said...

It's AMAZING how you captured the light.
Ah, roses. I love them.

Aran said...

beautiful light deb!

Camille said...

I just finished looking at all the photos in your past few posts. I think I'd feel like the last rose of summer if I had to leave Europe behind. (I think the last photo of this post is wonderful and I like the light!)

High Desert Diva said...

Awww...

I was in Portland over the weekend...it was nice to see some of the last blooms. We've had too many frosty nights in the high desert to have anything left...

Stephanie said...

Your mother should write novels - that's such a beautiful simile!

Elizabeth said...

Your blog is so poetic and lovely.
Thank you for visiting my Moroccan one. i will return to enjoy it more in detail.
I'm currently in NY where my main blog is.
All best wishes.

Elizabeth said...

Boring me again.
I have added you to my blogroll since I was enchanted by your photos of Paris......Hope this is OK?

heidi said...

Love that autumn light! Especially in the fuzzy thingie pic ;-)

ThePeachTree said...

What a magical tribute :)

raining sheep said...

There is wonderful light going on in those leaf pictures. Beautiful. Hmmm....last rose of the summer? that is usually the most beautiful rose because we admire it when all the other roses are gone and forgotten. Sometimes being last is not a bad thing :)

ana dane said...

holy saudade.

please sir said...

Awww what a sweet phrase!

Victoria said...

Beautiful photos, and I just adore your mother's sweet saying!

vana chupp said...

ah those pictures were the perfect touch to my Monday morning. I love your mom for saying that. What sweet woman!

cindy* said...

what a nice sentiment. and what gorgeous photos to begin my day with.

limonana said...

such a beautiful phrase...& such lovely photos...

Katrina said...

aw, such a sweet saying from your mom. how dear. and the light is just stunning in these photos.

Octavine Illustration said...

beautiful. and such a tragically romantic notion...that last rose of summer.

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

:)

my mom just would say, "why the long face?"

i like your mom's comment better.
:)

these are lovely pictures (as always).

Chris said...

What a cute little quote! I love that you took pictures that summoned up that feeling too :)

Tyler said...

gorgeous light. your images are captivating and your mother's words so...well, motherly. timeless and lovely. your blog is a delight and full of fantastic travels! i'll visit often.

cindy : quaint said...

i especially love the light in these photos.

Julia said...

You did an incredible job with these images. How beautiful. Sad, haunting, and sweet. I liked the saying of your mothers!

Anonymous said...

And then she would say:
Another country heard from.... this (name of item here) doesn't owe me a thing...
That was a look that hasn't been washed in years...
for thems that wants...
time for shluffy

who's hungry? i have snacks

i am posting as anonymous but you know who this is. :)

Mrs.French said...

wow...your photos are stunning...the last rose has never been so beautiful.

Tartelette said...

No wonder where you get your artistic side from!

Courtney said...

These photos are beautiful, and I especially love the fifth one down. The lighting in incredible. And the saying from your mom is quite the sweetest thing.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So gorgeous...especially the light that was captured... so great to be artistic dear...

Bonbon Oiseau said...

oh! thak you for your kind comments everyone...it's funny that my mother's saying seemed so normal to me...she has a lot of sweet little sayings (see remarks by anonymous (obviously a family member)
you are all so nice.

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