Valentine roses

Valentine rose_Staats 12479Today is Valentine’s Day – a day to celebrate love, friendship, and all things red and chocolate.  I was the lucky recipient of a dozen long-stemmed red roses.  Not only are they a treat to look at and smell, but I also get the privilege of truly admiring them and photographing them.  I am amazed at the layers upon layers of delicate petals that spiral outward – all slowly opening with the light and heat in the house.  At the days go by, the shade and coloring of the roses will change, as will their wonderful scent.  For now, they are gradually unfolding and revealing their beauty and delicacy.

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