Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101 – A Single Flower

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The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Cee.

Says Cee: “One of my favorite quotes is “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.  Buddha.”

Flower >> rose >> rosette >> rose window.

A rosette is a round, stylized flower design.
The rosette derives from the natural shape of the botanical rosette, formed by leaves radiating out from the stem of a plant and visible even after the flowers have withered.

Rose window is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but is especially used for those found in Gothic cathedrals and churches.
Rose windows are particularly characteristic of Gothic architecture and may be seen in all the major Gothic Cathedrals of Northern France.

From my travels, here are a few rosette/rose windows.

The North Rose window at Notre Dame cathedral dates from 1250. It survived the recent fire.

I think the following two are in the Koln (Cologne) Cathedral, Koln, Germany:

The rose window in the Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, Alsace, France:

The following is in the St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic.

This last is the South Rose Window of the Cathedral at Chartres, France:

Stay safe, be well. Be kind to one another.

Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.

General Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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39 Responses to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101 – A Single Flower

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    You have a very clever and unique take on this challenge. I adore your post. 😀 Thanks for playing in the Lens-Artist challenge 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tatiana says:

    These are very nice photos John and great take on the theme! I didn’t have the time to post anything on my site for a while…

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  3. This is a fabulous take on the challenge, John. I’ve seen a couple Rose windows from our travel. The always amaze me!

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  4. nesfelicio says:

    Nice take on the challenge!
    I like stained glass windows, too. To me they are meaningful and symbolic.
    Have made a couple of posts on them.
    Cheers and stay safe too!

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  5. Rupali says:

    Lovely set of glass windows.

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  6. Tina Schell says:

    John you crafty devil you! Lovely ROSE windows my friend.

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  7. I love looking at beautiful windows at cathedrals/churches John. These are gorgeous.

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  8. ralietravels says:

    John, as I have said before, I always enjoy your photos, but I am fascinated by your choices to interpret these challenges — they are great.

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  9. Mei-Mei says:

    Oh, clever take! I just love Gothic architecture, including rose windows. The Strasbourg one is beautiful!

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  10. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful take on the challenge John and such wonderful roses! 🤗

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  11. So John is R in RH short for rose rozette? I admire (well after several days making peace with the idea) those who outwit me when it comes to creativity!

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  12. I love your creative response to this week’s challenge.

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  13. Great artistic interpretation of the single flower challenge! This old guy had never heard of the concept of the rose window!

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  14. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful rose windows, John!

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  15. Amy says:

    Wow… Excellent choice, John!!! Love the rose windows.

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  16. I love these flowers, John! An interesting and creative take on the theme.

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  17. I think stained glas is such a creative art form.
    These examples are both exquisite and beautiful.
    Unique take on the challenge. You get a 5 * rating for being clever.
    Have a great weekend …
    Be safe … Be healthy … Be happy
    Isadora 😎

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  18. Olga says:

    A very creative response, John. Such stunning rose windows inspired by the amazing geometry found in nature. ❤

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