Posts Tagged ‘rosehip’

Raindrop on rosehip

February 15, 2016 Leave a comment
Rosehip after rain

Rosehip after rain

The wet weather continues. We’ve had hail, sleet and a thunderstorm and just about everything in between.

Every so often the rain stops and the sun comes out, shining through the rows of droplets on all the stems and twigs.

This rosehip, well polished by the wet, has the usual little water-shadow. In this case it looks like a gas flame.

I do like Raindrops on Rosehips (or Roses), and Whiskers on Kittens. I also like Brown Paper Packages Tied up with Strings particularly if they have pieces of bed in them.

No such luck. The bed that should have been delivered today has not arrived.

Darkest hour

January 30, 2016 Leave a comment
Winter damage

Winter damage

This rose and rosehips are the very epitome of the destruction wreaked by Winter, the bloom all in tatters and the hips blackened and dessicated.

It’s Out with the Old and In with the New as the rosebush makes way for bud-break and regeneration.

But what a contrast with the beginning of Winter, before the frosts have taken their toll, when the hips are turgid and shiny and the roses have a faded beauty all their own.

I can’t say this decay makes me sad because it doesn’t. My mind is already leaping forward to the promise of new growth – and the pruning that goes with it.

It’s rather like the darkest hour being before the dawn.