Rose Gateway – inviting the viewer to happily jaunt up there – open and confidently walk through. For now we just catch a glimpse of the dreamy world on the other side.

Rose Gateway

Rose Gateway

The painted impressions of the white and pink blossoms of the original Birthday Bouquet remind me a little bit of a time when I lived in Überlingen on Lake Constance or the Bodensee in Germany. The microclimate there seems to be much loved by the numerous magnolia trees. Many of the villas along the lakeshore and the town park are home to some of the most magnificent magnolias I have ever seen. In a good year the blossoms would be a sight to behold for several weeks. Sometimes however the sun that brought the blossoms to life would be cut short by a sudden cold spell and all would disappear in an instant.

Like the seasons – life is like that some times – things come and go. We never quite know how long beautiful moments will last. Then we move forward to another phase.

Rose Gateway captures those happy thoughts that come to mind when we reflect on happy times and beautiful places we have experienced.