One of my favorite flowers and only more beautiful when complimented by that babys breath I love roses. My garden has a special area for my rose bushes. It is in my Mary garden. It's devoted to the Mother of God.
The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century.