Friday, February 20, 2009

Blogger's Community Photo Challenge- WINTER


"There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons -"
"When it comes, the landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath
_Emily Dickinson
photo - winter afternoon "slant of light" _rRose

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day to All!


Plato -Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.

photos: _rRose

Valentine's Day lace & ribbons
Laces and ribbons are a delicate Valentine's Day symbol. Their association with love and romance can be traced to ancient times. At that time when kings and knights went to battles their ladylove presented laces to them.

There is yet another reason attributed to popularity of Laces as Valentine's Day symbol. Hundreds of years ago ladies used to carry lace handkerchief. If at times a lady accidentally dropped her hanky, courtesy demanded that the man standing near the lady pick up the handkerchief for her. Sometimes, ladies used to drop their handkerchiefs deliberately in front of the man they liked and wanted to meet. Lace therefore became a tool in the hands of ladies to encourage romance. Gradually, people began to associate lace with romance and started using paper lace to decorate chocolate boxes and Valentine cards. Even in present times laces are used in Valentine's Day Decoration and Cards._valentines