Sunday, June 14, 2015
June is National Rose Month - the Flower of Love
Let's hear it for the roses...all sizes, shades and colors! The wonderful aroma, beautiful bouquets, bushes, etc., all around us. Colors of Roses and what they mean:
RED: Known as the Lover's Rose, shades can go from light to deep crimson. What better Valentine's gift than red roses? Maybe with chocolates to add a special "romance" meaning?
PINK: Expresses gentility, femininity, elegance, admiration. Deep pink: gratitude. Light pink: grace.
WHITE: Represents purity, innocence and celebrates weddings and young love.
YELLOW: Evokes a sense of warmth and friendship. In Victorian times, it symbolized jealousy!
ORANGE: Symbolize desire, attraction, and passion...that can lead to a wild romance!
LAVENDER LILAC PURPLE: Displays enchantment, and imagination...and love at first sight.
TURQUOISE: Expresses well-being, calmness, fertility.
BLUE: Embodies a sense the impossible and of mystery while hoping for an extraordinary chance for the beginning of something new.
GOLD: No better way to say "I Care", "Welcome Back", "Remember Me", my friend.
Whatever color you choose, you can't go wrong...except with black. No romance there. Just sorrow so stay away from them. Although, I'm sure some paranormal romances will feature these black roses as the choice of shade for dark tales!
Marianne Stephens writes short story anthologies with a group of authors called The Naughty Literati.
Visit: http://naughtyliterati.com for information about all our anthologies!
Credits: Teleflora, Proflowers, Morrison Gardens, Roses for Life.
Photos: Flickr: D. Sharon Pruitt, The Gifted, Angela M. Michel, BONGURI, dorena-wm, KIUKO, naitokz, toastforbrekkie and ghewqill's photostreams.