Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Flowers: Temple of Love and Roses

Roses: French Lace (Floribunda)

Sonnet 55
(By William Shakespeare)

Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone besmear'd with sluttish time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.
'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to the ending doom.
So, till the judgment that yourself arise,
You live in this, and dwell in lover's eyes.
We've skipped a few significant Shakespeare related dates over the past few weeks. So, here's a brief post to compensate. ;-)
Temple of Love in the Rose Garden at the Huntington Gardens

As for the roses, it's about time that we celebrated their return. Lovely, lovely flowers!!!
Anyways, here at Paideia, the readers are always happy to see another rose post. Seriously, no other flower can compete with Queen Rosa in popularity.

Roses: French Lace at the Huntington's Rose Garden

And, since today is International Tuba Day, here are a few vids:

Shmuel "Adi" Hershko performs Schubert

"He's a Pirate" arranged for Tuba Quartet

Les Tubadours perform "Old Legend"


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