Saturday, February 23, 2019

Wild Roses in February

I think it is time to enjoy some simple, yet lovely flowers. I am very thankful for all the snow we are getting, we can use the moisture it provides, but I am in need of some color.
I won't be seeing much color outside for a while, but that is the beauty of pictures. I can have all the color I want, at any time of year.
So if you feel like I do, sit back and enjoy some lovely 'wild' roses.


These are wild roses, or should I say they were.Years ago Jake dug up one plant at a roadside, just for me.Last summer I was finally able to enjoy a few blooms from this little plant.


Other cultivated roses are more luxurious and full, but in my mind these are some of the prettiest.
You can see this plant is not very large and it is growing in my lawn.


As I was trying to capture all the beauty in these flowers, look who came for a visit. 


And one more for good measure.The delicate blossom of the Wild Rose is so filled with detail and beauty.


Not just are the open flowers lovely, but those tiny buds are perfect in every way.


Closing Thought:

Reflect upon your present blessings,  of which every man has plenty;  not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some. 
 ~Charles Dickens

20 comments:

  1. My most favorite flower, roses. Mine are not blooming now either, but they have buds on them. Just need some warmer weather.

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  2. As a rule, I prefer the wild flowers over the cultivated ones. This one is gorgeous! We had a wild rose bush out back, it was white. But I have never seen this gorgeous color in a wild rose.

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  3. oooh how special coming from jake. it is beautiful, just like your memories!!

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  4. Beautiful!! Love the rosebud most of all. Elegance of nature...perfection.

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  5. the bee in the flower made me laugh, he looks like he is snarfing up pollen like me at a big buffet. these flowers are so pretty and how great your hubby dug one up for you. I love wild flowers of any kind. the Cherokee Roses grow wild in Kentuky and when I chose my CB handle, back in the 80's it was Cherokee Rose

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  6. I love roses of all kinds, and the simple ones really tug at my heart strings for some reason. This one of yours is a beauty and has a wonderful memory associated with it. Have a lovely Sunday and a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  7. Good Morning, Your rose bush is lovely. I love the bright and cheerful color. The detail in your photos is gorgeous, including that greedy bee!!! Thank you for sharing the Bible verse, also. I certainly am thankful for many blessings. God bless your day.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this beautiful rose with us. The color is gorgeous.

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  9. I adore wild roses Ruth! In my yard they grow almost as a weed. Sadly I've had to pull them out of my garden as they grow everywhere! But in the rest of my yard, I let them grow to their heart's content! June is gorgeous here with all the rose blooms!! Loved your pictures and taste of color from June in February!

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  10. These are some beautiful images of the wild rose. What a special gift from Jake, a gift that keeps on giving. The bee had perfect timing for his visit.

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  11. Yes the beauty of a tiny rosebud is unbelievable! I hope y’all get a break from the snow but see the need for moisture....I have Spring fever but it’s only February

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  12. Portland being the City of Roses, we see a lot of them each year as many planted along the freeways.The Rose test gardens are always a wonder to see, too.

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  13. What lovely splashes of colour!

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  14. Your photos are such a bright spot on our cold, rainy, gray day.
    It has rained hard all night long and my poor hubby has been up many times during the night to check on the pump, so we don't flood near our foundation.
    Despite everything it is a good day.
    God is good and we are eternally grateful.

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  15. The Wild Roses are so pure and sweet. I have that has turned into one end of my garden. They are so prolific. Have a blessed day, Ruth. Diane

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  16. aren't you ready for spring ... i sure am ... i am ready now please. it keeps going back and forth around here ... one day like sunny and great temps ... the next day so cold u have to bring out your winter coat again. so silly ...it is nuts!! always have layers. 'cause u never know what might happen. have a great rest of your week. take care. ( ;

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  17. I love wild roses, Ruth! I have many, and they seed into new ones. However, none of mine are blooming anymore. I wonder why?

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  18. A beautiful collection of photographs … lovely wild roses.

    All the best Jan

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  19. What a delicate and lovely little rose. You captured it so well, along with "the visitor". :)

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