White Rose Purity

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‘White Rose Purity’ 

I know what a white rose is supposed to symbolise, but purity would have to be the most elusive human quality of them all. It is certainly aspirational though.

The white rose also means ‘new beginnings’. That might be a bit more relatable, given that our lives are a succession of endings and fresh starts, whether we plan them or not.

So then, take your pick – just don’t get pricked…

Hollyhock

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I went up to my lawn bowls club a few hours ago.

I needed a last minute practice ahead of one of the biggest events on the Auckland bowls calendar – the men’s singles championship.

However, I was thwarted in my attempt to practice when the automatic spinkler system came on by surprise. F**k! Got a bit damp…

Dragging my bowls bag out of a potential soaking, I admired and photographed this hollyhock, with its splendid crimson tones, in the late afternoon sun.  The time wasn’t completely wasted then.

I will be hope to blossom in the tournament tomorrow, as opposed to bleeding blood red…