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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Roselani


This really isn't a Hawaii centric photo, but it is a rose that my husband bought me for my birthday (which was on the 1st).

Here are the meanings of the different colors of roses ...

Red: love
Pink: grace, lesser feelings of love
Dark Pink: gratitude
Light Pink: admiration, sympathy
White: innocence, purity, secrecy, friendship, reverence and humility
Yellow: Yellow roses generally mean dying love or platonic love
Yellow with red tips: Friendship, falling in love
Orange: passion
Burgundy: beauty
Blue: mystery
Green: calm
Black: slavish devotion (as a true black rose is impossible to produce)
Purple: protection (paternal/maternal love)

Also ... roselani is the Hawaiian word for rose.
CORRECTION - Roselani is the Americanization of the Hawaiian word Lokelani both mean rose, but Lokelani is the official Hawaiian word. Thanks to Kala for pointing this out to me since, the Hawaiian alphabet doesn't have an R or an S.

13 Comments:

Blogger edwin s said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dana!

Friday, August 4, 2006 at 10:25:00 PM HST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Beautiful flower and thanks for telling us the meanings. Oh, happy belated birthday dear Dana!

Friday, August 4, 2006 at 10:33:00 PM HST  
Blogger Michelle B said...

Happy belated birthday!

Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 12:14:00 AM HST  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Happy birthday Dana!!!
It's nice to catch up with all the nice and 'sexy' photos - happenings in your part of the world.
Ciao

Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 1:25:00 AM HST  
Blogger Denton said...

Happy birthdat Dana.

Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 3:02:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

I'll add my voice to the chorus of Happy Birthday wishes! Lovely close-up; he has good taste--you and roses! I decided that I would like a bouquet of a dozen roselanis in each color every week; that should take about 13 weeks.

Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 6:04:00 AM HST  
Blogger Cristina said...

Happy Birthday! Hey, my husband's birthday is the day after yours.

Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 8:34:00 AM HST  
Blogger danafaye said...

Thanks!

Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 12:53:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

Lokelani actually means heavenly rose - but nice flower anyway - a rose is a rose and a peach is a rose and so is other things I supposed, but a rose by any other name is still a rose, so there, it really is not a big deal unless some hawaiian language purist happens to stumnble upon the site =)

Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 1:08:00 PM HST  
Blogger MoonSoleil said...

Happy birthday from me, too!
Your roses are beautiful! A rose is a rose is a rose... Wonderful!

Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 3:45:00 PM HST  
Blogger Lucy said...

Happy belated birthday. Lovely picture of a very red rose...

Sunday, August 6, 2006 at 1:19:00 AM HST  
Anonymous CĂ©line said...

happy birthday! ;-)

Sunday, August 6, 2006 at 1:58:00 AM HST  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

how wonderful! happy late bday.

Monday, August 7, 2006 at 2:55:00 PM HST  

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