Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Le rosier Yvelines

These photos were taken just over two weeks ago in Madame Elisabeth's park. This rose is called Yvelines. The Yvelines is a department of France (an administrative division) and Versailles is the Yvelines sort of county town... Now VDP believes that this is an Yvelines rose and yet when looking it up on the web, it didn't look anything like the pale pink, however that's what the sign in the park right beside it said... Very confusing! Whatever the case may be, VDP thinks it's very pretty!

Ces photos ont été prises il y a un peu plus de quinze jours dans le Domaine de Madame Elisabeth à Montreuil. Les Yvelines sont un département français dont Versailles est le chef-lieu. VDP pense que c'est le rosier Yvelines parce que panonceau situé à proximité le précisait. Pourtant, en faisant quelques recherches sur Internet, le rosier Yvelines n'a pas du tout, du tout les mêmes couleurs... Quoi qu'il en soit, VDP le trouve ravissant !
Oh and since we are on the subject of administrative divisions, the Yvelines were once called Seine-et-Oise, a much larger département from 1790 until 1968. Its name came from the two rivers Seine and Oise. There is one old sign in the city that reminds us of these days gone by, all the others have been replaced by modern ones...

Ah et puisque nous sommes sur le sujet des départements, les Yvelines étaient l'un de ceux qui constituaient la Seine-et-Oise de 1790 à 1968. Un seul ancien panneau (à la connaissance de VDP) subsiste dans la ville...

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful flowers, exquisite color -- whatever the name!! Wonderful captures as always! Hope your week is off to a great start, Ciel!! Enjoy!

William Kendall said...

The flowers look so delicate. Beautifully photographed!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Reminds me of the wild roses on the farm.

RedPat said...

The tones of pink in that rose are sooo beautiful!

Revrunner said...

Fabulous!

Randy said...

The flowers are amazing. Love the sign too.

Jack said...

I love the roses, Ciel.

Kate said...

The light and shading of color in the top photo is special.

Olivier said...

Quelque soit cette rose, elle est belle (j'avoue que je suis assez nul en fleur ;o)) ) et sympa ce vieux panneau de Versailles.

llandudnopictures said...

Such subtle colours... and I like the angle of your 'Versailles' sign!

Thérèse said...

Et dire qu'il y a des personnes qui retiennent souvent tous les noms des roses qu'elles croisent.
Tres delicate celle-ci.

cieldequimper said...

@ Llandudnopictures: this is the only possible angle because it is, in actual fact, partially hidden behind an electrical enclosure...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm guessing someone from the administration misplaced the sign. Regardless, the roses are beautiful and I can imagine the fraigrance.

Lowell said...

The flower is gorgeous no matter what it's called. And thanks for the brief history lesson. I do learn a lot every day from CDP blogs.

And yes, you wrote "eerie" about the Rainbow River. Maybe your imagination is looking at all the alligators hanging out in the depths? :)

Lowell said...

The flower is gorgeous no matter what it's called. And thanks for the brief history lesson. I do learn a lot every day from CDP blogs.

And yes, you wrote "eerie" about the Rainbow River. Maybe your imagination is looking at all the alligators hanging out in the depths? :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree that it's a very pretty rose and I bet its aroma is wonderful!

Tanya Breese said...

such a dainty rose!

Bergson said...

j'adore ces vieux panneaux
et encore plus ceux qui avaient les km

Sharon Anck said...

A bit of history and beautiful flowers, what more can we ask.

VP said...

'Delicate' comes to mind looking at this...

Michelle said...

Nature makes the most perfect colors in flowers.

Halcyon said...

It's a beautiful rose, whatever it's called. Ah... the old Seine-et-Oise days... a nice find. :)

Karl Demetz said...

Die Rosen sind sehr schön, aber die Fotos sind delikat!

Lois said...

It is a beautiful rose and such a delicate color!

Stuart said...

A rose by any other name ...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Could be a variation of the Yvelines Ciel.. c'est tres belle.