A rose is a rose? Not really. The way it appeals to our senses transcends the brilliance of the colors and the fragrance. It is an essentially a feminine flower. This gallery attempts to show why. Explore the lines of each petal and the way that petal's shape interacts with the next. As one does so one develops a deepening awareness of why, through its sensuality as well as the more obvious colors and fragrance, this flower is so intricately connected with expressions of love. Each rose included in this gallery bears the name of a Greek goddess.