Monthly Free Image for February

Posted by Cheryl

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This image of a beautiful yellow rose gift tag is Amy’s Free Pick for the month.  Be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and “save to” your computer desktop or a folder of your choice.  This process will ensure you get the best quality of the image.

Don’t roses just make you feel good. My mother always claimed she hated getting flowers for special occasions especially roses. Her justification was that the life of the flowers didn’t justify the cost spent. She was happier with daisies or carnations. I have always loved getting flowers especially roses and I’ve found a way to make them last a lifetime!!

When my husband first gave me red roses - we were only dating then - I was so excited I never wanted to throw them in the trash. Not just because I tend to be a hoarder, but the sentiment was so touching. So they stayed in the vase until they turned a deep, almost blackish red and dried up completely.  I decided I had to keep them but didn’t know what to do with them. Then - an idea!! I took off all the petals and gingerly put them into a glass bowl - like a fish bowl - I got for a couple bucks at a dollar store.  Then I added some rose oil scent that I’d gotten at a fair years before. It smelled so good and was like making your own potpourri.  I still have this bowl sitting on my shelf after almost 13 years.

How do you work to preserve the past? Do you remember all the romantic moments in some special way? Share your comments on love & roses!!  Until next time… Cheryl

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3 Responses to “Monthly Free Image for February”

  1. Becky says:

    Thank you! It is so very pretty.

  2. Bonnie Holeman says:

    Hi Amy,
    I just discovered that you are a Kansas girl!! I knew there was something I liked about you!!!. That is of course in addition to your beautiful work and the free winter rose image on your blog post this weekend!
    I’m so happy when I learn of other artists right here in my own backyard!
    Bonnie

  3. Ganell says:

    Very pretty! I love your site.
    Thank you so much!

    Ganell

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