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Lyda Rose, oh won't you be mine?

Celeste Mookherjee

Long Beach, United States

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This old-fashioned cluster of roses caught the attention of my nose even before I saw the flowers! I had been exploring the rose garden that’s part of the grounds of the 1865 Queen Anne Cottage (built by the owner of Santa Anita Racetrack) at the Los Angeles County Arboretum when the sweet scent beckoned. This is actually a relatively modern rose, bred by Kleine Lettunich of San Diego, California, from “Frances E. Lester” and named both for her daughter and the song from The Music Man (which is spelled “Lida Rose”). Isn’t it charming? (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/7.1, 1/250 sec., ISO 100, open shade/afternoon sun)
Views as of August 2015: 3945

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (July 2012)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Let’s Find Some Roses" in Nature In Its Entirety group (December 2016)
Co-winner of Light Pink Rose challenge in STOP and Smell the Roses group (October 2016)
Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Close Up – Three Roses” challenge in Amazing Challenge Entertainment group (December 2015)
Winner of “Blushing Pink Flower" challenge in Assorted Flowers & More group (September 2015)
Top 10 in “Roses in Full Bloom” challenge in Artistic Flowers group (October 2013)
Winner of “Wild, Antique and Old Fashioned Roses” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (August 2012)

Featured in Assorted Flowers & More (26 August 2015)
Featured in Blooms – All Seasons Flowers (23 August 2015)
Featured in STOP and Smell the Roses (7 November 2013)
Featured in Roses Grow on You (13 August 2012)
Featured in All About Flowers (26 July 2012)

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