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"A Peaceful Offering"

By RonnieAG
Those who decided that a Lightning Strike was the cause of the appearance of the oak in What Could Have Caused This? were correct.
The tree had already been damaged in a previous storm but this is all that remains after an electrical storm 2 weeks ago.
Most of the debris had been removed by park rangers, and those who identified saw cuts were also correct, long surface strips having been peeled back and in need of trimming away.
The clue was Lightning Strike spelled backwards with alternate letters missing, only I managed to spell lighting incorrectly in the first place, so the letters shown were inaccurate.......sorry.
Thanks to Dave {WhiteRose1} for putting me right.
My thanks to all who commented and offered humorous causes, e.g. an elephant, two beavers with a chain saw and Mick's friend Big Agi in need of a toothpick.........all great fun.

Today, just a simple snap of a Peace rose after a brisk shower, captured in situ in the garden with the soil as backdrop.


Tags: Raindrops Rose Flowers and plants Peace In situ capture

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SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 7:39AM
Fantastic image.

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Trev_B 10 151 68 England
20 Aug 2013 7:54AM
A lovely rose Ronnie.

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 8:07AM
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
20 Aug 2013 8:19AM
A peace rose is one of my favourites Ronnie ! A lovely image this !!
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 8:20AM
Superb image and colour.
20 Aug 2013 8:26AM
excellent Ronnie nothing wrong with the vibrancy of this upload superb colours tones and clarity

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
20 Aug 2013 8:33AM
Who's been crying over this the colours of this rose.........GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
20 Aug 2013 8:46AM
Beautiful with lovely light and water dropletsSmile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 8:57AM
thanks for your explanation ...
I would never had guessed
And as for the witty remarks from EPZ'ers ..... twas fun!
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 9:04AM
Lovely image Ronnie, fabulous colours

20 Aug 2013 9:05AM
Beautiful image of this famous rose,
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
20 Aug 2013 9:18AM
Complimentary rain, Ronnie.
boov 4 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 9:30AM
Beautiful shot.... fabulous image
Beautiful and natural image.
You do flowers so well Ronnie, I'm always delighted.

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
20 Aug 2013 10:08AM
Colour, clarity and vibrancy look excellent, Ronnie.... and I know you'll say you didn't do anything differently Grin

Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 10:24AM
This is lovely Ronnie........ but I must see what you are going on about, or I wont sleep tonightWinkTongueGrin
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 10:25AM
So elegant RonnieSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 143 15 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 10:35AM
Excellent Ronnie, like the raindrops on the petalsSmile

Richsr 10 91 223 England
20 Aug 2013 10:42AM
Like the good details and colours in this Ronnie, stands out well from the back ground
Regards Richard
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
20 Aug 2013 12:12PM
So beautiful, the colors, the detail, the water droplets all set off by the black background make an extraordinarily gorgeous image! PattiSmileSmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 12:18PM
8 10 10 England
20 Aug 2013 12:29PM
Just noticed what Lynne has written, and I couldn't agree more.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
20 Aug 2013 1:09PM
Delicious color on the classic rose.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Aug 2013 1:43PM
bejeweled! bet it smells nice,too.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
20 Aug 2013 2:42PM
A stunning shot Ronnie......Sandy
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
20 Aug 2013 3:18PM
Very beautiful shot, Ronnie.
20 Aug 2013 3:36PM
A beautiful image, made all the more so by the water droplets!
I'm glad yesterday's mystery has been revealed!!WinkWink

KSS at its best, superb Ronnie excellent capture.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
20 Aug 2013 3:53PM
Very beautiful, Ronnie, and the water droplets are an added bonus. Carol
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 4:15PM
This is such a natural image, I have the impression I can smell the tender fragrance of the rose.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
20 Aug 2013 4:58PM
Well, I was barking up totally the wrong tree, so to speak, with my guess on yesterday's upload! Grin A stunning capture here, Ronnie, and the water droplets are the icing on the cake Smile
Trev Smile
danbrann 13 636 17
20 Aug 2013 5:16PM
Peace be with you Ronnie.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
20 Aug 2013 5:56PM
A beauty indeed.

20 Aug 2013 6:03PM
Beautiful Ronnie, and I really can smell that wonderful scent from here.

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.1k 33 Norway
20 Aug 2013 6:14PM
Such a beauty, Ronnie....captured perfectly in your inimitable fashion.

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1944 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 6:32PM
That's what water droplets should look like....shimmering jewels.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 6:38PM
Beautiful Smile

20 Aug 2013 6:53PM
Beautiful Ronnie _ I loved Scotland in July I went to Oban and explored the surrounding islands The Scots are truly blessed Smile
20 Aug 2013 7:01PM
Fabulous capture - wonderful rosť !
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 7:01PM
Another one of your exquisite floral offerings Ronnie

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 7:24PM
An image of a Rose stuffed with everything one would expect to find in a photograph of this quality Ronnie "Superb"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 7:25PM
One of my favourite flowers, Ronnie expertly captured and presented.

richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
20 Aug 2013 7:44PM
A beautiful coloured rose well captured Ronnie!!
xwang 8 56 8
20 Aug 2013 7:51PM
Beautiful shot.. as always. Superb colour and detail.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 8:37PM
Stunning and so beautiful
johnlw 10 1 10 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 9:17PM
A real beauty.
Regards John.
JuBarney Plus
6 25 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 9:22PM
Glad you are not taxing our brains today!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 110 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 10:52PM
Mystery solved!
What a stunning rose, sharp and bejewelled with rain droplets
and a beautiful blend of colours.
fentiger 16 916 23 England
21 Aug 2013 7:52AM
Delightfully fresh and beautiful.

KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
21 Aug 2013 6:41PM
Lovely - my favourite rose! Smile
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
21 Aug 2013 11:02PM
This is so beautiful Ronnie.
Wonderful colouring & the detail is amazing.
One of my favourite roses but for some unknown reason I have been unsuccessful in growing it, so haven't had one in my garden for quite a few years....perhaps I should try again...
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 6:50PM
Ahh you do these so well Ronnie ,so vibrant ,clarity is so good Wink
Niknut Plus
7 1.6k 74 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 3:37PM
Beautiful !!! the way the water droplets are catching the light in this corker !!!!
evelen 12 5 England
24 Aug 2013 6:27PM
wonderful rose Ronnie great shot and colour.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 Aug 2013 11:40PM
What a beautiful rose Ronnie, love the colours and the raindrops which give this image such a fresh feel

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