Tagged: Valentine’s Day

Gorgeous Roses: The Meaning of Rose Colors [35 PICS]

February 12th, 2013 Permalink

Roses have been around for about 32 million years and it’s too true that “The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.” Roses are especially romantic, but if you ever give roses to someone, do you select the color based on that person’s favorite color, or yours? Or do you select roses based on the meaning and symbolism of the rose color? After hopping around on the web, it’s a bit confusing when you consider the diversity of meanings that rose colors can symbolize. Maybe if you can’t afford real roses, then you can send someone special this wide variety, a rainbow of colored virtual roses? [35 Photos]

Rainbow rose, red rose

The Rainbow rose originally had the 7 colors of the rainbow, but now there are rainbow roses that are “tropical” with combinations of red/pink and yellow, and the ocean variant with combinations of green and blue. They are sometimes called happy roses or tie dye roses and while they don’t have a specific meaning like other color roses, in a quirky way it sort of combines all the symbolism of each color that you’ll see below. Photo #1 by Kurtis Garbutt

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Heart Shapes From Above: 48 Giant Hearts on Earth

February 3rd, 2013 Permalink

In part one, 38 Great Hearts in Nature, we saw that there are heart shapes all around us if only we take the time to notice. There are also hundreds of giant hearts all over the Earth’s surface, but you must be looking down from above to see the heart shapes. This is a collection of giant heart-shaped nature-made and man-made lakes, woods, ponds as well as aerial and Bird’s eye map views hovering over the Earth’s hearts. [48 Photos]

Saxifrage Peak, Valentine Lake

Created by nature: Saxifrage Peak, BC. The photographer added, “The heart shaped ‘Valentine Lake’ in the foreground.” Photo #1 by Tim Gage

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38 Great Hearts in Nature: To YOU <3 Love, Nature

February 1st, 2013 Permalink

Happy February! Valentine’s Day is in this short month and there are heart shapes all around you if only you take the time to notice. Some photographers hunt out heart-shaped nature to capture and share. Do you suppose it’s a reminder that nature loves you? Or do people in love seem to see hearts everywhere? Most of these heart shapes are easy to see without cocking your head to the side and squinting. Take the time to start finding nature sharing her heart with you. To: YOU — Love, Nature [38 Photos]

The hole in the clouds allowing the sunlight is shaped liked a heart, Seen at Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy

Sun’s rays that the photographer called “Earth Light” as seen in Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy. The hole in the clouds allowing the sunlight is shaped liked a heart. Photo #1 by Giacomo Bartalesi

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Romantic Architecture? 15 Castles Built for Love

February 12th, 2012 Permalink

Love is the most powerful force that exists. In the throes of love, your feet are nowhere close to the ground but floating in the clouds. Love has inspired all types of art, poems, novels, plays, music and paintings. After Cupid shoots an arrow through the heart, some people are so inspired as to erect architecture. We’re not talking about building a Love Shack, but of big-scale and divinely romantic architecture such as castles built for love. Margaret Anderson once said, “In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person.” Castles built by love seem like both. There are many examples of architecture built for love, but to celebrate Valentine’s Day we wanted to hone in on castles love built. While this amazing architecture seems like something out of a fairy tale, and a wonderfully romantic way to say I Will Always Love You, not all end with happily ever after. The irony is that almost all of these grand displays of love ended in tragedy. [15 Castles presented in 83 Photos]

Aerial view of Boldt Castle and some of the Thousand Islands in the Saint Lawrence River - Castles Built for Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you are a bah-humbug type of person on this holiday of romance, then perhaps you can at least appreciate all this architecture that was constructed for love? As many of us can appreciate beautiful castles, perhaps even saying “I love it” there are some castles that are divinely romantic since they were built by love and to honor love. This is an aerial view of Boldt Castle and some of the Thousand Islands in the Saint Lawrence River, near Alexandria Bay, New York. George Boldt had this five-acre castle estate built out of love for his wife. He planned to give his wife Boldt Castle on Valentine’s Day 1905. As you will see in many of these castles built for love, there is a reoccurring theme of tragedy striking at the heart of love. Photo #1 by Teresa Mitchell / Howcheng

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