1908 “Wild Roses” (Rosa canina)
Artist Code 1908. Wild Roses. Completed 27th June 2019. Original acrylic on 100% stretched cotton box canvas, size 9″ x 12″.
There is nothing so pleasing as to see the hedgerows suddenly bursting with pink blobs when wild roses start to bloom, usually late May, each year. These tick my box as the loveliest spring flower, and of course the resulting Autumn glut of red rose hips is an added bonus for the wildlife. I remember at junior school scratching my way through the itching powder that the boys put down my neck; I presume some of you too have such memories! I received visits from a black squirrel a few years ago and have several photographs of him sitting on the fence eating rose hips in my little wild garden.
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