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I think that my roses are so precious to me because one of my favorite childhood memories is walking through the roses with my grandparents and watching my aunts and my grandmother arrange roses in vases and there is something inherently graceful and beautiful in the art of floral arrangement especially roses.

However no matter how grand the bouquet of roses, I don’t think that any bouquet could ever compete with the rosebush in all of its glory. There is a dynamism within the rosebush as each individual bud has its own life cycle and you see the burgeoning life of a rose complete its circle from bud to bloom to rose hip.

I know that I have been going picture crazy lately, but I have been remembering certain photography tips from my former bosses at Conran’s when we were working on the catalogs. I remember them saying things like “no empty spaces, cropping, negative space, light, light and light, contrast and other things that pop in my head when I am taking a picture. I am having fun with it and that is part of the point of having a blog; to explore and experiment with various ways of communicating your story, ideas and point of view. Hopefully I am not boring anyone, that isn’t my intention.

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