‘Lorraine Lee’ was bred by a famous Australian Rose Breeder, Alister Clark in 1924. It is named after Lorraine Lee, who was born in Melbourne in 1890, and was a cousin of Jessie Clark, Alister’s niece. During World War I, Lorraine worked in the Women’s Land Army in England and the Ministry of Munitions, earning an MBE for her dedication. In 1920, on a visit to Australia, Alister showed her his unnamed rose seedlings and asked her to choose one. The rose she chose became Alister Clark’s most famous and popular rose ‘Lorraine Lee’.

I always wanted to be an architect, but instead did several art degrees, taught in schools and universities around the world and retired a few years ago from the University of Melbourne where I was Head of Photography. My photographs are of things that interest me. My real love was medium format, black and white photography, but I have come to love my digital camera and the power of colour.

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep12 months ago

    Very lovely rose and capture!! Beautiful light!

  • Thanks so much Gena and also for the Fave!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep12 months ago

    Featured! Congratulations!! Gena

  • Thank you very much for this Feature Gena!!!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.12 months ago

    Congratulations! Your stunning work has been featured in Fabulous Flowers!!

    October 28th, 2013

  • WOW! Thank you so much for this Feature Nicole, much appreciated.

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Mariola Szeliga
    Mariola Szeliga12 months ago

    Simple and elegant.

  • Thank you Mariola for your lovely comment!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • MotherNature2
    MotherNature212 months ago

    So lovely! Beautiful work – Congratulations on your feature in Fabulous Flowers – FAVE:>)

  • Thank you very much, especially for the Fave!

    – Maggie Hegarty

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