Description Portrait of a beautiful helleborus niger hybrid, '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 capturing 'snapshots' of it and sharing them. Photos taken in ambient light, and without disturbing the setting or inhabitants, they have been selling since 1996. All work is copyrighted, so if you'd like to use it in any way other than purchased decor, please contact me first. I hope you enjoy viewing my images, and I welcome your comments, promotion and purchases. Best wishes to you!