Monday, 9 May 2011

Simple Pleasures

-such as enjoying the beautiful wild roses.

I noticed on our morning walk yesterday
that the wild roses are blooming.
So this morning I took the camera with me.

The Dog Rose as it is known,
is one of my favourites.
I love it for it's simplicity,
but also for the colour,
and the sweeping arching shapes of it's branches.

Elsewhere it is sometimes known by other names such as
stone rose and bird nose,
have a look on Wikipedia for more.

It's rose hips are high in vitamin C and is used to make rose-hip syrup.
I remember collecting the hips in the autumn
to take into school  in Cumbria.
They were used for that very purpose.
I think there was a prize for the person collecting the most.

This rather large insect was enjoying the flowers.

They have just started to flower
so I hope they will be around for a while.


Anonymous said...

How beautiful your photos are Lynne. I have never seen these roses before and I enjoyed learning about the rose hips also. You and the hounds must have so much fun walking and enjoying these flowers.

Claus said...

never seen this type of rose before! so pretty, and with quite fewer "layers" of petals, as the traditional rose we all know. Or at least me! it is certainly not the rose you can find around here.
thanks for sharing!
have a lovely day.

Kath said...

Lovely photos, my neighbour has one by her gate.
I remember when we were young, my Mum dosed her on Rosehip syrup in the winter :-D

Sarah said...

Beautiful roses Lynne. I love the names of plants and the different local names.

Daisy said...

Those roses are beautiful, Lynne. They look so delicate, and I love the color too. :)

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images dear Lynne - I love wild roses and the beaches here are abundant with these beauties. However they are not flowering here yet, but the blooming is imminent.,))

Sandi McBride said...

The very best time of my day is early mornings, coffee cup in hand as I wander through the gardens, flower and veg...admiring what Mother Nature is up to!
Love your bounty of flowers...

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Fantastic flowers and photos Lynne. I must, must learn more about flora and fauna (and their Latin names). It is on my to do list! :)

G - O - S said...
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G - O - S said...

Beautiful! You can almost smell them!


Hilary said...

Lovely rose photos, Lynne. I especially like your blue-winged visitor.

Louvregirl said...

Beautiful shots. I enjoyed this.