Wild Roses

Seeing without seeing.  That was what occurred to me as I strode along the path and suddenly saw these beautiful orange rose hips.  The berries had just started turning on our wild roses at home so I knew immediately what these were.  And yet I had never noticed this rose bush before.  It was just part of the greenery until I noticed it change.  This appears to be a dog rose (Rosa canina).

The rose hips are edible and contain Vitamin C.  They appear to have many valuable properties.  I have often intended to harvest them on the roses in our front garden but tend to leave them for the animals.

Rose hips turning orange on a wild dog rose.

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