Monday, 13 June 2011

The yellow rose of.....


No, not Texas; this yellow rose is in Saltaire, blooming in the allotment gardens in front of Salts Mill and offering a pretty foreground and a good contrast to the regular lines and industrial grandeur of the Mill.  As I walked past, its fragrance was noticeable - the scent of roses is one of my favourites.  (I'm hooked on 'Stella' perfume at the moment because it smells of roses.)

Incidentally, for years I thought the song 'The Yellow Rose of Texas' was about yellow rows of taxis - and that was even before I went deaf!

13 comments:

  1. Salt's Mill certainly is an impressive building! The rose sets it off nicely.

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  2. What a fabulous contrast! the heavy walls of Salt mills and the delicate flowers of roses.. Great picture!
    (You made me smile with your "rows of taxis". I had same problem when i listened to english songs when I was younger..)

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  3. Besideds that the yellow roses are beautiful with this big building as background, I would never have thought that it is or was a mill ! I thought it was a University, lol !

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  4. That's an impressive building by itself, but how much nicer when those roses are blooming!!

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  5. Oh that is stunning! And I had to chuckle about your "yellow rows of taxis"! ~Lili

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  6. Magnificent juxtaposition, Jenny! Truly inspired!

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  7. Fabulous pic! I love how song lyrics can be so confusing sometimes.

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  8. Well done getting both Saltaire Mill and the Rows of Taxis in focus...

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  9. Would never have thought of including flowers in shot - really nice picture!

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  10. Yellow rows of taxis -- love it!

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  11. I love this image, it's beautiful, as you say the contrast works really well. Love it!

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  12. I almost missed this shot and I love the composition. Well done.

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