Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rose Hips in December

Wild roses grow in abundance in Nova Scotia. They seem to love the mild climate and ocean air. In the late spring, early summer the air is filled with their scent. In the fall their beauty continues when they produce seed pods called rose hips. In the winter months the gorgeous red colour brightens my morning walks.

I am now gathering some of them to use in a wreath for our front door and in flower arrangements in the house. A few fir branches and the rose hips make beautiful, long lasting table arrangements. I usually add a pine cone or two as well.

The picture above was taken by my nephew Paul. He did a great job don't you think?

December Views

1 comment:

  1. It is a lovely photo. We visited Nova Scotia about 10 years ago - one of the most beautiful places in all of North America.