Sunday, May 31, 2020

Red Roses With Faces

An unusual-looking rose is blooming under a nearby tree. I stopped to study the pale undersides of the unfurled petals. They looked almost like little faces with half-opened mouths. Where had I seen roses like this before? Ah, was in Disney's animated version of "Alice In Wonderland." The director of the flower choir is a red rose. Perhaps the artists who developed the flower characters were inspired by this variety of rose. I like to think so. And I admit to lingering for quite a long time, enjoying the roses but also hoping to see at least one bread-and-butterfly.