Some cool Roses images:

Rose-crowned Fruit-dove – Australia Zoo
Image by brewbooks
Rose-crowned Fruit-dove
Ptilinopus regina

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus

Rainbow Lorikeet
Trichoglossus haematodus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Genus: Trichoglossus

Texas Bluebonnet

Lady Banks Roses, Macro at My Home
Image by cobalt123
See another view of these miniature roses in a cluster in the previous photo. This one is my favorite view. The tiny roses measure about 3/4" to 1" in diameter. The whole bush is about 9′ tall now and is located at the side of an outbuilding. Thanks Mimbrava for the ID – that is exactly the name!

Orchids Phalaenopsis

The Rose
Image by LuAnn Hunt
Dedicated to the people of Haiti.

Some say love it is a river
that drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
and you it’s only seed

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It’s the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun’s love
in the spring
becomes the rose