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Significance: Purity, Innocence, Sympathy, Spirituality




This was the first white rose I received this year, and it was
in a gorgeous, lavender vase with eleven other beautiful roses in my Mother’s Day bouquet.

With its pristine appearance, the white rose has come to symbolize purity, innocence and secrecy. There are myths and legends from several different cultures relating to the origin of the first rose which is initially white in color and is then miraculously transformed. Oftentimes the pure white rose was depicted as being stained by blood, or made to blush from a kiss. The recurrence of this theme does a great deal to establish the white rose as a symbol for purity.

Early traditions used white roses as a symbol for true love, an association which would later become the hallmark of the red rose. White roses continue to endure and retain their symbolism of innocence, and they are used to express many things.

Also known as the bridal rose, the white rose is a traditional wedding flower. In this sense, they are a representation of unity, virtue, and the pureness of a new bond of love. White roses are also a symbol for young love, and makes them ideal for marriages. Bridal bouquets are often comprised of white roses and other white flowers.

White roses are also associated with honor and reverence, which makes them a fitting memorial for a departed loved one. Funeral and sympathy arrangements traditionally incorporate white roses as a part of the tribute. As a symbol of remembrance, the white rose represents heavenliness and is an expression of spiritual love and respect. .

White roses can mean many things to many different people. They can symbolize new beginnings, or be a sign of farewell. They can convey feelings of love, friendship, respect and hope. Underlying all of these messages is the impression of innocence and purity with which white roses are now synonymous.

*Arrangements of white roses are most beautiful, but they can carry a mystery or a complexity that belies its simpler beauty. Whatever the reason white roses are given, they will surely be deeply appreciated!

Information obtained here on the WHITE ROSE*

Photo shot with my Canon EOS 40D camera.

Van’s XTreme Photography
Photographer – Artist – Stormchaser
“The Cloud Lady”
Van Coleman
Photographer resides in the beautiful foothills of northeastern Kentucky.
Winner of multiple awards, including a prestigious International award for her work, “Mammatus.”
Taking Photography to the XTreme!
Contact Information: kywxchaser@gmail.com

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  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

    Another beauty from you! White is my favorite color for flowers, and it’s a rose, too!

  • Thank you dear Cora for your fabulous comments!!
    I am so thrilled white is your favorite color, as white and
    lavendar are my favorite colors!! I think it’s obvious in my
    Portfolio of just how much I love roses!! Thanks so much
    Cora for your amazing comments always!!!xx

    favorite flower!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • saseoche
    saseochealmost 6 years ago

    Beautifully capture i love those crystal drops on it!

  • Thanks so much dear Saseoche for your fabulous comments!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely capture, Van!

  • Barbara!! Thanks sweetie for all of your very lovely comments always!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Steve plowman
    Steve plowmanalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous image Van, I just love the drops of water on the delicate petals.

  • My dear friend Steve!! Thank you so much for your fantastic comments!! This was a beautiful rose and I wish I could have kept it forever, so since I can’t, I guess pictures are the next best thing!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • dougie1
    dougie1almost 6 years ago

    very nice

  • Hi Dougie!! It was a exceptional beauty, and I will always cherish it’s memory through the pictures I took!! Thanks so much dear for your very lovely comments!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations! This work has being Featured in the
    First Things Group

  • Woo Hoo!! Thank you so very much dear WaleskaL and all the Hosts and Moderators of the group “FIRST THINGS” for featuring my “WHITE ROSE” in the featured section of your group!! I am ecstatic and very honored you have selected this image to be featured!!!xxx

    – Van Coleman

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture Van!

  • Thank you so much dear Rainy for your beautiful comments you always leave when you stop by!! I appreciate you so very much my wonderful friend!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • janetmarston
    janetmarstonalmost 6 years ago

    One of the most beautiful rose photos I have ever seen – and I mean it!
    Beautiful, delicate, gorgeous!

  • WOW!! Thank you ever so much for your outstanding, wonderful comments Janet!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

  • Wow!! Thank you so very much Cora, and all the other Hosts and Moderators of the group “IMAGE WRITING” for featuring my “WHITE ROSE!!” I am truly excited and honored that you have chosen my image as one of your features!!!xx

    “WHITE ROSE” was featured in the group IMAGE WRITING

    – Van Coleman

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Nicely done.

  • Pamela, thank you dear for your fabulous comments always!!!xx

    – Van Coleman

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