Roses come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They are the universal symbol of love. The tradition of giving flowers carried on to the Middle Ages, especially among the English and the French. It is believed that the tradition of giving a meaning to each type of flower was started in Europe after it was witnessed being done in Turkey. The Victorians widely practiced this custom as well. Classically, roses symbolize love and romance however their meaning can extend way beyond that. The red rose is a universal symbol of love across many cultures but beyond that, the rose can symbolize a variety of feelings depending on their variety, color and number. Roses symbolize suffering: Christian iconography uses the red rose as a symbol of Jesus Christ’s bodily suffering, as well as the blood of other saints such as Alban. Yet roses also symbolize the peace that awaits people in the next world.
Challenge rules, why not join in?
1.Feel free to post every day or whenever you you feel like it. You can either post new flower photos or dig back into your archives.
2. Depending on the time of year, you can post any of these types of things for your FOTD.
- Single flowers
- Multiple flowers
- Flower fields
- Tree or bush blossoms
- Autumn leaves
- Spring leaves
- Decorative Cabbage
- Still life
- Fake or Silk Flowers
So with these roses, I send you good thoughts of peace and love. I think right now, in these turbulent times we live, we could all use some peace and love.