Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Rose


Several of my photography students joined me at Birmingham's Oak Hill Cemetery recently.  We found this rose that had been left on the gate of a mausoleum.  You didn't think I could pass that up did you?

18 comments:

Naturedigital said...

It was a great find Virginia.
Have a great Sunday.
Costas

brattcat said...

This image fills me with melancholy.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

Eeyore said...

Rob would call this,
"Rusty Rose."

Very nice.

Margaret said...

I love this photo.

claudine said...

Virginia, vous êtes une artiste! Cette rose placée sur cette porte, donne une grande émotion à la photographie!

SRQ said...

This is wonderful! Together, the rust, the lock, the wrought iron and the wilted red rose exude a powerful message of love and loss.

Rambling Round said...

Nice that someone still remembers the deceased here. Love the rose!

Bibi said...

I always leave a red rose on my husband's grave, which probably looks like yours in a short while. Did you see Costea's roses>

TheChieftess said...

I agree with brattcat...this evokes feelings of melancholy...a sadness for the end of life...the end of a season...

bfarr said...

Melancholy, do people use that word anymore? but it was the first word to come to mind.

Great catch.

Jacob said...

That rose is probably a link in the chain of love between two people...one now gone, perhaps.

Fine photo!

Bob Crowe said...

People who leave flowers on graves have the best on intentions. However, a few days later, the scene is even sadder than before. Makes me think of the Rolling Stones song Dead Flowers.

Virginia said...

Bob,
NOTHING makes me think of the Stones. I know , I"m out of it.
V

Rob said...

Perfect composition; we have the decaying rose to compliment the old iron gate and the rusty chain and lock. Love the textures and colors!

Daryl said...

I know I couldnt have ..

Petrea said...

Enough to make a heart skip a beat.

Babooshka said...

The thing that is dead is often most alive in colour. You could not of staged this better. Serendipity, the photographers friend.