Rose water

pink roses with dew drops.jpg
Sometimes the world
is so crowded with beauty
that it’s hard to breath.

The heat and the light
Burn until we crave shade to
Sup rose water dew.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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34 Responses to Rose water

  1. LB says:

    Your photo is so beautiful and belies the heat. Love those droplets on the rose petals

  2. As the sun blasts through our glass conservatory, and heats the house as good as any gas boiler, I am taking refuge in your imagery and poetry.

  3. poppytump says:

    It’s turned out we have a Summer after all ๐Ÿ™‚
    Supping rose water sounds an idyllic cooling measure Seonaid . Never tried it .. maybe ’tis time .
    Lovely post as ever to open of a morning .

    • Thanks Poppy, for some reason these comments have only just turned up!
      Rose water….and roses in general mean summer to me. These one grow on the wall of my house just outside the door out of my study ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Nice images (literal and figurative), on this hot summer day. I’m not sure that I’ve ever considered my (entire) world to be filled with beauty, though I will surely agree that there are moments which are beautiful, however fleeting. And, yes, it is in these moments that one’s breath can be taken away. So … I take it that you’re quite warm in your part of the world as well. We’re pretty warm and really, really, humid … just the sort of weather that I can’t stand. I’m reading your words as I sit right in front of the fan … ahhh. D

    • As I stood under this blossom covered rose I felt slightly overwhelmed by the beauty of colour, form, light and scent….breathtaking….and I was left smiling for ages ๐Ÿ™‚
      For us it’s very hot…over 25 C each day this week…and not much cooler by night….but the last couple of days it has been reading 35 C in the sun on our patio….hot when you’re not used to it ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 25C is ok (77 for me), but 35 (95) is hot for me too. We have a single air conditioning unit in the bedroom so we have at least that haven for sleeping, otherwise we try not to move too quickly! Hang in there. My Mother would always say, “It’ll make the grass grow!” D

      • Well we have no air con….it’s unusually warm for us….we have all the windows wide open but not a breath of air ๐Ÿ™‚
        I’ll hang on to your mothers saying!

  5. Robin says:

    Lovely! Rose water dew sounds so refreshing on this hot day.

  6. Beautiful image, Seonaid. That rose water sounds so tempting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Liana says:

    I love the fading roses even more than the ones in their prime . . . this is dessert on my eyes. Yummmmm.

  8. I had a similar experience when I was photographing lotuses a few weeks ago – breathless beauty, relentless beauty, I call it adoringly.

  9. Fabulous colour – almost Farrow and Ball.

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Sometimes it’s just so good to see the bright side!

  11. twoscamps says:

    love that last line: sup rose water dew. Cooling thought!

  12. Rose water sounds pretty perfect today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Amy says:

    It can be too crowded… Beautiful rose photo! Stay cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. gwynnrogers says:

    Ohhhhh, I can SOOOO relate to trying to stay cool. This summer our weather has been topsy-turvy. We don’t usually have this much heat, for so long, so early, AND this hot. How do you make your rose water? I’m drinking water that I have refrigerated in attempts to stay cool.

    As always your picture is so breathtaking and elegant. Your words make it the perfect mix! Luscious! Thanks!

    • It’s the same here Gwynn, we don’t usually get this hot for such a long spell…and so early.
      Just infuse rose buds in hot water for 10 mins, add sugar if you like…..then strain and cool with some fresh rose petals in the fridge. I bought the rose buds in the spice market in Istanbul….but you can pick them up in most middle eastern supermarkets.

  15. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful. Funny to think of you getting so hot over there. Here we are having Scottish weather -9 degrees Celsius right now but the sun is out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Suzanne, we’re having a wonderful Scottish summer, but all this week the temperature has risen above 25 Celsius….which is hot for us….and yesterday and today the thermometer in our sun spot patio was reading 34 C…..when we’re not used to it that’s hot!!

      • Suzanne says:

        34 C is hot over here too. Beach weather tho these days I tend to stay out of the sun as much as possible and go to the beach when it’s lost it’s intensity late in the day. Keep cool and keep hydrated ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Uncle Tree says:

    Nice mix, Seonid! ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay cool, girl!

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