Description Portrait of a beautiful helleborus niger hybrid floating in dark water, 'Christmas Rose'. Though not in the rose family, the flower blooms in Winter and early Spring, and got its name from a legend that it sprouted in the snow from the tears of a young girl who had no gift to give the Christ child in Bethlehem. Closely related to helleborus orientalis, the 'lenten rose'.
Byron Varvarigos, Philadelphia suburb, Pennsylvania Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement "NATURE SMILES WITHIN EVERY BLOOM, ENCHANTING, REFRESHING, HEALING!" Love the beauty of nature and enjoy trying to capture 'snapshots' of it and sharing them. Photos taken without disturbing the setting or inhabitants, they have been selling since 1996. All work is copyrighted. I hope you enjoy viewing my images, and I welcome your comments and support. Best wishes to you! PLEASE CLICK ON 'WEBSITE' LINK, ABOVE, FOR A WIDER - AND NEWER - SELECTION OF MY PHOTOS!
"The sight of a flower is as marvellous as the vision of God."~ Nisargadatta Maharaj