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Yellow Roses are the Best….

Posted on: May 8, 2010


Two dozen yellow roses showed up this afternoon at my house, what a wonderful treat. They are both bright and a small taste of the Divine, made by God. A reminder that life has beauty and thorns. I am looking at mine on the table and the thorns are cut off….

A few rose facts:
Early Christians identified the five petals of the rose with the five wounds of Christ. Despite this interpretation, their leaders were hesitant to adopt it because of its association with Roman excesses and pagan ritual. The red rose was eventually adopted as a symbol of the blood of the Christian martyrs. Roses also later came to be associated with the Virgin Mary.

Rose culture came into its own in Europe in the 1800s with the introduction of perpetual blooming roses from China. There are currently thousands of varieties of roses developed for bloom shape, size, fragrance and even for lack of prickles.

1 Response to "Yellow Roses are the Best…."

Kim – Two dozen yellow roses, what a wonderful treat!

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