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Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Rose Sign for Tess


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A sign at Ashcombe Maze, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula
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A very special rose
Sign of a tragic figure
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Here is the rose!
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11 comments:

Carolyn said...

Your rose is beautiful and I can almost smell it's lovely scent on the warm wind. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by. Have a great week.
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Carolyn

Sreisaat said...

What a beautiful rose :) I have a similar variety in my garden, who would've thought! I must admit I haven't read that Hardy book. Now you got me interested.

Have a great weekend!



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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the sign, and the rose, it is making me curious about the book.

capturedalive said...

Well the rose complements the sign !! Both are very delicate characters

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Lesley said...

Love David Austin roses - though sometimes wonder about the reasoning behind the names of specific varietals.

Luna Miranda said...

a lovely tribute to Tess. i remember reading the novel in high school.

Francisca said...

I read the book in high school and saw Tess as a rather courageous figure, not as a tart. The movie then disappointed me, as it portrayed her more as a victim. The rose named after her is stunning, but I wish it wasn't red... which is sometimes associated with lasciviousness.

Stafford Ray said...

That ain't red!
My goodness, Tess was not a red, she was a delicate but rich pink, with soft vulnerable looking petals that were stronger than they appeared! Lovely photo, succinct verse.

marina said...

the rose is gorgeous. So glad they named it after that character.

Inger-M said...

Interesting sign and lovely rose!

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

I can see the significance of choosing a red rose to pay tribute to Hardy's Tess...a creamy peach rose won't be the right choice, would it?
Rosie

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