One of my roses which I have in my garden.
Columbus discovered America because of a rose! It is written that on October 11, 1492, while becalmed in the Sargasso See, one of the crewmen picked a rose branch from the water. This sign of land renewed their hope for survival and gave the seafarers the courage to continue on to the New World.
Featured in Closeups in Nature group February 20, 2010.
Top Ten in Challenge “Strawberries and Cream” in Extreme Close-Ups group June 29, 2010.