Andy Rodker

Andy Rodker

Posted on 02/06/2017


Photo taken on June  9, 2016



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Retiro Park
Rose garden
Rosa Daniel Gelin


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Rose garden, Retiro, Madrid

Rose garden, Retiro, Madrid 

Rosa Daniel Gelin.

William Sutherland, ©UdoSm, Evangrek63, David Sn and 38 other people have particularly liked this photo


74 comments - The latest ones
Annemarie
Annemarie
wonderful
Happy new week:)
17 months ago.
Adele
Adele
"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... :-)
17 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOWWWWWWWWW Magnificent, Andy !!!!!! **********************
17 months ago.
Sarah O'
Sarah O'
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
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Annemarie,
Adele, I wouldn't have guessed :o)
Marie-claire, I like WOOOOOOW!
Sarah,
Many thanks to you all!
Best wishes, andy
17 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Wonderful,fresh colours, Andy ! Lightens the day !
17 months ago.
Chris10
Chris10
Beautiful rose Andy! Love it very much!

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

All the best, Doug
17 months ago.
Martine
Martine
Elle est magnifique cette rose.
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Doug,
Martine,
Thank you and best wishes, Andy
17 months ago. Edited 17 months ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Photo et rose superbes. Cordia;lement. Nicole.
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Nicole! Best wishes, Andy
17 months ago.
Dominique 60
Dominique 60
tres joli andy !!
17 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Sometimes it´s possible to smell things, we look at..if we do this intensively Andy ;)
First I thought it was your mothers gardenflower!
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew
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.
17 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Superbe rose et présentation !
17 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
Certainly a cracking shot Andy and another YS to your collection from me

Best wishes ... Steve
17 months ago.
Alan Foster
Alan Foster
Fond memories of summer Andy! A lovely rose for sure. Alan:-)
17 months 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 ;-)
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker 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
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Dominique,
Tanja,
Claudia,
Steve,
Alan,
and Nina.
Thank you all.
Best wishes, Andy
17 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Absolument magnifique +++++
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Very many thanks, Malik.
17 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
One perfect pink rose! Excellent photo, Andy! Love it:)
17 months ago.
John Goodwin
John Goodwin
Nice photo, with good colour Andy... YS.. John.
17 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Beautiful !!
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Sasi,
John,
Pam.
Pleased you all like it!
Thank you and best wishes, Andy
17 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful rose picture; like the lovely pink colour.
Congrats on Explore.
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you Jaap, but how do you know it's on Explore? I can't find it there!!
Best wishes, Andy
17 months ago. Edited 17 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Andy Rodker
Go to your 'News' page; sceroll down and you will find 'Explore: current popular photos'.
Your picture is even on the first page.
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
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!
17 months ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
bella
17 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
A perfect rose!
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Berny,
Jenny,
Mario,
Gudrun.
Very many thanks!
17 months ago.
sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf
Eine wunderschöne Rose....
nährt die Sehnsucht nach dem Sommer, Andy, YS!
Freundliche Grüße
Erich
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you Erich!!
17 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Snow and more snow here. No roses or any other flowers.

Beautiful shot, Andy.
17 months ago.
Danie
Danie
Très Admirable...
17 months ago.
Sylvain Wiart
Sylvain Wiart
une belle variété !
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Erich,
Ron, Same here - this is a photo from last summer.
Danielle,
Sylvain.
Thank you all!
17 months ago. Edited 17 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Very beautiful this rose
17 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks, Andy, for stopping by.
17 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day.
17 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Wonderful close up and lovely colour Andy
17 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Beautiful. Cracking image Andy!
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Roland,
Roger,
Luciano,
Keith.
Pleased you all like this rose shot.
Thank you and best wishes, Andy
17 months ago.
Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath
How did you know the name, Andy? Did you ask your Mum? ;-)

Admired in Explore
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Amelia Heath
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
17 months ago. Edited 17 months ago.
Amelia Heath has replied to Andy Rodker
I've never had such a long reply to a simple question, Andy. A label is always the best way to recognise a rose. ;-)
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Amelia Heath
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!
17 months ago.
Ernest CH
Ernest CH
Very nice close-up
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
@ngelique,
Majka,
Ernest,
Thank you and best wishes, Andy
17 months ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
superbe rose
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Kama!
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Zombie!
17 months ago.
Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx
Très belle image Andy
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Josiane.
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Els!
17 months ago.
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj ) I LoVe it here !
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!…
Beautiful Rose Andy.... All my Roses are scented. Have a Blue Moon rose it's heaven !!!
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Marj. This one has a lovely scent too.
Best wishes, Andy
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you Nadia!!!
17 months ago.
Marie-france Berthelé
Marie-france Berthel…
we smell it !
16 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
:o) Many thanks, Marie-france. Have a good weekend!
16 months ago.
Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours
Truly provocative, a kind of photographic solicitation.... I succumb ;)
15 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Terrific comment, Eric!!
Thank you and many thanks too for your visit!
Best wishes, Andy
15 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you once more, David!
12 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Evan!!
12 months ago.
Pierre
Pierre
Merci d'avoir ajouté cette fleur dans notre groupe !!
12 months ago. Edited 12 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Pierre!
12 months ago.
©UdoSm
©UdoSm
A beautiful rose...
11 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Udo!
11 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Gorgeous rose capture!

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2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, William!
2 months ago.