Roses and diamonds
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck…#thehypocriteme
If I had diamonds the business-like side of me would have probably said: “Thank God!”
Back to roses, here are some lovely facts about them:
- Shakespeare referred to roses over fifty times in his works.
- Ancient Romans believed that white roses grew where the tears of Venus fell when she was mourning Adonis.
- Mythology says that roses grew thorns when Cupid accidentally shot an arrow into a rose garden.
- The largest rose ever bred was a pink rose measuring approximately 33 inches in diameter.
- The world’s oldest living rose is believed to be 1,000 years old and it grows on the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany.
One of my favorite rose garden in Bucharest is found at the Botanical Garden. Of particular note are the exotic flowers (more than 1000 are on display) and the bizarre Symphytum ottomanum, a plant which can appear to vanish without trace only to reappear up to 50 meters away.
About diamonds there is not much to say but there is much to see:
Roses and diamonds for all, my darlings ♥