The Claude Monet Rose

While writing on Camille Pissarro Rose, I chanced upon Claude Monet Rose which in some ways looks similar to my untrained eyes.  This fruity-scented rose variety has carmine, orange to creamy white base stripes, and was bred by Jack E Christensen later introduced by Delbard to the European market in 1992. Claude Monet (14 November … Continue reading

Word of Wisdom

Tomorrow when you wake up, check that you are alive, alive does not simply doing things mechanically, but become alive.   I want you to understand that you are mortal.  If you are conscious that you have come with limited time, you will arrange your time naturally in a most sensible way, if you think that … Continue reading

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Letter to Fear

Letter to fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic, extracted from page 35-36. “Dearest Fear Creativity and I are about to go on a road trip together.  I understand you’ll be joining us, because you always do.  I acknowledge that you believe you have an important job to do in my life, and that … Continue reading

The Camille Pissarro Rose

There is a rose named for Camille Pissarro.  It was bred by G Delbard in France in 1996.  This bloom has unusual colours with yellow, pink and cream stripes and was dedicated to one of my favourite master who continually developed and courageously adapted to new theories in painting; Camille Pissarro (10 July 1830 – … Continue reading

August Renoir Rose

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French Impressionist artist, born 25 February 1841.  The rose named in his honour is a strong fragrance fuchsia bloom that is cupped, large and full with delicate reflexed petals. Though other artists who operate on shock factors may disagree, but I share his philosophy on paintings:  To my mind, a picture … Continue reading

Anne Boleyn Rose

Anne Boleyn born c1501 – 19 May 1536, was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII. In 1526, Henry VIII began his pursuit of Anne, she resisted to become his mistress which her sister Mary Boleyn had been.  Anne Boleyn became on absorbing object of Henry’s desire … Continue reading

The Audrey Hepburn Rose

Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian.  Recognized as a film and fashion icon. Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands with her father job posting.  She is able to speak Dutch and English and varying degree in French, Spanish and Italian.  … Continue reading