"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us." - Saint Therese of Lisieux
This variety is called a "Silver" rose. I found a bargain on a bunch of these very pale purple/lavender roses with the little color variations in the petals and the shadows they cast.
I took the moment to study this one even though I am supposed to be getting the house ready and baking apple pies for tomorrow. I wish I could paint one of these sketches every day. Maybe this could be a future goal.