-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.