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When you look at rosebud pictures do you get a sense of joy and anticipation? There is just something fascinating about watching a rose from bud to full bloom, isn't there? 

Perhaps it is because the rose bud is so big and it always stands alone. Even though roses do bloom in a bush.

I have had fun finding opportunities to take rosebud pictures in California at the end of September. I've also enjoyed taking them in Illinois on my walks in the summertime.

It has been my experience that there are lots of rose lovers every where you go. I know the rose is one of my favorite flowers.

The roses in this gallery are easy to enjoy. Just click on any thumbnail.

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I had fun with the first image you see in this row. Using photo artistic effects I gave this pink rosebud a chalk and charcoal look.

The second image is a picture of dried rosebuds that my mom created.   You know how so often when we receive a vase of roses, they are usually still in bud. The idea, I'm sure is that they will open to their full blooming abundance. Many times that doesn't happen and they seem to die before they open.

Mom decided to savor the buds longer and dried her boquet of roses. They look hauntingly lovely on her Organ top with the sun shining in. This is the only picture in this group that was actually taken in WV.

And last in this row is a hybrid tea rose often called "Blue Girl". As you can see blue roses are not really blue. If you like them, you may want to check out my page about Blue Colored Roses.

Here are two more rosebud pictures taken in California.  They are growing on the same bush.  The second is more open than the first and the shot taken from above.


Two pink rose busheds decorate the gardens  the apartment complex my daughter and her children lived in.

The rosebud picture in the middle is actually a close up of the buds you see sticking out from that rose on the end.  

It wasn't until I uploaded these shots that I noticed those aphids.  See them crawling on the side of the bud.  Aphids are a rose gardeners biggest nightmare.  I've heard that regular spraying with the water hose will help to keep them under control.

Do you have a rose tip or story you would like to share with our readers? Here is a good place to do that.  Just fill in the form below and tell us how you take care of your favorite roses and flowers.

Contributions From My Family And Readers Like You

You may have read in other areas of the site that you can now add your own photos and stories to Creations by Sally. Dodie McCandless from Virginia took me up on this offer with her collection of interesting double rose of sharon pictures.  Be sure and check it out at the bottom of this page.

Now you can share your stories and photos the same as Dodie did here. It's easy and it's fun. This includes publication in the next issue of Tips and Ops, my free e-zine that takes you to the next level of your nature and flower photography. Whether you are interested in having a site of your own or just looking for tips for taking better photos you will find it in this free monthly e-zine. Join Tips and Ops Today! and see the benefits that await you.

And be sure and submit your stories and photos right on this page.

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How would you like to be a part of Creations by Sally's Free Photo Gallery? It's easy and it's fun. You can upload up to 4 of your own photos telling about them and yourself.

Join the fun of telling about your flower discoveries. Or simply share what you know about the flowers here. Make comments on your favorite photos. Even correct me when you know I've mislabeled a plant.

Perhaps you have a story about field lilies in my garden like Vera from Oregon. And there is Tom also from Oregon who let me know my Chicory page was outdated with his Blue Sailors Travel West story.

So feel free to let me know what you think, but please be nice. Share your gallery photos here...

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