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Rose garden, Retiro, Madrid

Rose garden, Retiro, Madrid 

Rosa Daniel Gelin.
I discovered, some time after posting this, that Daniel Gelin was a well-known French actor who died in the early 90s.

Diane Putnam, Janet Brien, William Sutherland, ©UdoSm and 40 other people have particularly liked this photo


80 comments - The latest ones
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful
Happy new week:)
3 years ago.
 Adele
Adele club
"That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet"...

Hi Andy I do love roses and your picture...glorious light and definition!
You may have noticed I love Shakespeare, too... :-)
3 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
WOWWWWWWWWW Magnificent, Andy !!!!!! **********************
3 years ago.
 Sarah O'
Sarah O' club
HELLO ANDY! what a fantastic photo! , catching the light on the leaves and pedals of the rose is very dominate and makes for a lovely shot. greetings, Sarah YS
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Annemarie,
Adele, I wouldn't have guessed :o)
Marie-claire, I like WOOOOOOW!
Sarah,
Many thanks to you all!
Best wishes, andy
3 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wonderful,fresh colours, Andy ! Lightens the day !
3 years ago.
 Chris10
Chris10 club
Beautiful rose Andy! Love it very much!

Greetz, Christien.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Ulrich,
Chris,
Thank you both!
3 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Wonderfully rich colours and beautifully sharp image. Great shot Andy.

All the best, Doug
3 years ago.
 Martine
Martine
Elle est magnifique cette rose.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Doug,
Martine,
Thank you and best wishes, Andy
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Photo et rose superbes. Cordia;lement. Nicole.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Nicole! Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
tres joli andy !!
3 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Sometimes it´s possible to smell things, we look at..if we do this intensively Andy ;)
First I thought it was your mothers gardenflower!
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew club
There are similarities, Tanja, thank you! But these professional gardeners use insecticides, fungicides etc, which my mother would never do! The leaves here are spotless. You can see the difference with my mothers roses.
3 years ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Superbe rose et présentation !
3 years ago.
 S Drury
S Drury club
Certainly a cracking shot Andy and another YS to your collection from me

Best wishes ... Steve
3 years ago.
 Alan Foster
Alan Foster
Fond memories of summer Andy! A lovely rose for sure. Alan:-)
3 years ago.
 Nina Stefanova
Nina Stefanova
Fantastic beautiful , Andy !
I just saw, you have deleted your profile in Flickr ? You are not endured,Lol
I'm kidding ;-)
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Nina Stefanova
Hi Nina.
You surprise me greatly! I have never had a Flickr account. Not ever!!!
But, anyway, very many thanks for your praise!!
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Dominique,
Tanja,
Claudia,
Steve,
Alan,
and Nina.
Thank you all.
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Absolument magnifique +++++
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Very many thanks, Malik.
3 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
One perfect pink rose! Excellent photo, Andy! Love it:)
3 years ago.
 John Goodwin
John Goodwin club
Nice photo, with good colour Andy... YS.. John.
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Beautiful !!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Sasi,
John,
Pam.
Pleased you all like it!
Thank you and best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful rose picture; like the lovely pink colour.
Congrats on Explore.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Jaap, but how do you know it's on Explore? I can't find it there!!
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Go to your 'News' page; sceroll down and you will find 'Explore: current popular photos'.
Your picture is even on the first page.
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you Jaap. I see it there now but it wasn't there this morning, but then there are server problems with ghosting of text, missing avatars, blank photos, etc. So that might explain it!
3 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
bella
3 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
A perfect rose!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Berny,
Jenny,
Mario,
Gudrun.
Very many thanks!
3 years ago.
 sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf club
Eine wunderschöne Rose....
nährt die Sehnsucht nach dem Sommer, Andy, YS!
Freundliche Grüße
Erich
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Erich!!
3 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Snow and more snow here. No roses or any other flowers.

Beautiful shot, Andy.
3 years ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
Très Admirable...
3 years ago.
 Sylvain Wiart
Sylvain Wiart club
une belle variété !
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Erich,
Ron, Same here - this is a photo from last summer.
Danielle,
Sylvain.
Thank you all!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Very beautiful this rose
3 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Thanks, Andy, for stopping by.
3 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Have a great day.
3 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Wonderful close up and lovely colour Andy
3 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Beautiful. Cracking image Andy!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Roland,
Roger,
Luciano,
Keith.
Pleased you all like this rose shot.
Thank you and best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
How did you know the name, Andy? Did you ask your Mum? ;-)

Admired in Explore
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Amelia Heath club
Ha ha, Amelia.
Sorry, but this is a longish story.
It begins in my garden in Harrow-on-the Hill in the 80s. I bought the flat there partly because of its fabulous garden. I knew precious little about gardening at that time and had never really taken much of an interest in my Mum's various gardens, except that I knew that I liked them of course!
Anyway, apart from vines, apricots that looked like nectarines, tayberries, loganberries, figs (3-4 varieties) etc, there was also a terrific climbing rose with the most incredibly coloured flower and with darker green leaves than usual.
Well, I decided the garden needed maintaining so I went on a crash course in gardening via books from the library and frequent phone calls to my Mum.
I suddenly discovered a passion for gardening - it was obviously in the genes anyway!
I visited my mum one day and took her some of the roses. She had never seen them before and immediately painted them (she is a good artist too). I still have that quickly done 'off the cuff' painting and it is how I later knew the name of the rose! It is in Cornwall otherwise I would photo it and post it here! My Mum was impressed with the dark green leaves. She always understood them to mean that the variety was a very old one.
Anyway, I had to move from that flat too suddenly for my liking and so was unable to take a cutting. I also wasn't into photography at that time.
I forgot all about it until in 2010, when living in Cornwall, I saw the same rose in a garden in Portreath. I was then encouraged to do some online research but still couldn't put a name to the rose, I also tried to obtain a cutting but there was never a reply when I rang the doorbell.
Again I forgot about it until I moved to Madrid and there, in the Retiro Park rose garden, I saw it again, and with a name tag! And this is what you see here!
So that is how I know the name, Amelia!
:o)
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Amelia Heath club has replied to Andy Rodker club
I've never had such a long reply to a simple question, Andy. A label is always the best way to recognise a rose. ;-)
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Amelia Heath club
Yes. Sorry about that, I got carried away. But it was at least 25 years between seeing the rose for the time and eventually discovering its name quite by chance here in Madrid!
3 years ago.
 Ernest CH
Ernest CH club
Very nice close-up
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
@ngelique,
Majka,
Ernest,
Thank you and best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56 club
superbe rose
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Kama!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Zombie!
3 years ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Très belle image Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Josiane.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Els!
3 years ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Beautiful Rose Andy.... All my Roses are scented. Have a Blue Moon rose it's heaven !!!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Marj. This one has a lovely scent too.
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Nadia!!!
3 years ago.
 Marie-france Berthelé
Marie-france Berthel… club
we smell it !
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
:o) Many thanks, Marie-france. Have a good weekend!
3 years ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
Truly provocative, a kind of photographic solicitation.... I succumb ;)
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Terrific comment, Eric!!
Thank you and many thanks too for your visit!
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you once more, David!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Evan!!
3 years ago.
 Pierre Florisoone
Pierre Florisoone
Merci d'avoir ajouté cette fleur dans notre groupe !!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Pierre!
3 years ago.
 ©UdoSm
©UdoSm club
A beautiful rose...
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Udo!
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Gorgeous rose capture!

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2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, William!
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
What a gorgeous rose! Your composition is perfect too. I love the details and the rich deep colors. Those leaves are amazing! I read the story of how you came to learn about the name of this rose, what a fine tale, thank you for sharing it! I wonder if you ever got a picture of your mom's hastily painted rose? I would love to see it!
20 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Janet Brien club
I never did, Janet and of course I should have done! I don't know when I'll next be in Cornwall but I'll try to remember!
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Andy, that's a gorgeous photo, and of course, a gorgeous rose. It's kind of the Marilyn Monroe of roses, I think!

Seen in Pictures for Pam.
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Diane Putnam club
I think you're right, Diane! it's a rather voluptuous rose!
20 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Beautiful !
20 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Pam J club
Cheers, Pam!
20 months ago.

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