Beauty © by Dawn M. Becker

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Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” 2-17-2011

A rose is a perennial flower shrub or vine of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae, that contains over 100 species and comes in a variety of colours. The species form a group of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Most are native to Asia, with smaller numbers of species native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Natives, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and fragrance.
The leaves are alternate and pinnately compound, with sharply toothed oval-shaped leaflets. The plant’s fleshy edible fruit, which ripens in the late summer through autumn, is called a rose hip. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Species from different parts of the world easily hybridize, which has given rise to the many types of garden roses.
The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin, rosa, which was borrowed from Oscan, from Greek ρόδιόν rhodion (Aeolic υρόδιόν wrodion), from Old Persian ι΢μέΡ wurdi “flower” (cf. Avest. warda, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr).
Attar of rose is the steam-extracted essential oil from rose flowers that has been used in perfumes for centuries. Rose water, made from the rose oil, is widely used in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. The French are known for their rose syrup, most commonly made from an extract of rose petals. In the United States, this French rose syrup is used to make rose scones and marshmallows.
Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, and marmalade, or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high Vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup. Rose hips are also used to produce Rose hip seed oil, which is used in skin products and some makeup products.

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I love the arts…nature…animals…
I find my peace while photographing
the beauty around me…
sunrises, sunsets, trees, flowers, animals,
the lake, architecture…
I also like to draw and back in the 80s, I loved all of the work by
Patrick Nagel, and I was doing drawings like his!!!

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  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

  • TY very much Lori and for the fave :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasabout 4 years ago

    Love it, I can’t wait until Spring!!!! This is gorgeous, Dawn.

  • TY very much Chris and for the fave…I wish we could go to spring and then autumn…I can do without summer!!! LOL :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnabout 4 years ago

    lovely image, well done! :o) wishing you laughter

  • TY very much Quinn and for the fave!!! :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 4 years ago

    beautiful!!

  • TY very much Linda :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • luckylarue
    luckylarueabout 4 years ago

    Dawn, lovley image, and pefect treatment on it !!!

  • TY very much Lucky and for the fave…my Gemini friend heehee :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • BlackSwan
    BlackSwanabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful piece of art!

  • TY very much Leena… :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • GregTS
    GregTSabout 4 years ago

    Dawn, Beauty…is correct!
    Greg :)

  • TY very much Greg and for the fave :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

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    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago

    Beautiful Dawn!!!

  • TY very much Carolyn and for the fave :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Dawn

  • TY so very much Maggie and for the fave :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

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  • TY so very much POPs and what a groovy banner!!! I so dig this!!! :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

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