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My Paso Fino stallion, Contratercero took me and my Nikon camera for a walk the other day and as I stopped to smell the roses as we passed, this rose caught my attention because of how the sunlight was back lighting it.
Wild Roses are beautiful and also, well known to be used in cosmetics as well as medicinally. It is known as the Queen of Flowers, Thorned Protectress and Balm Of My Heart. According to wild food sand medicines, a Rose has a mythic presence. She is associated with gods and saints a symbol of beauty, love, protection and grace. Wherever she grows from China, to the Middle East to Europe to the Americas stories are intimately entwined in human history. She is an old soul after all she has been here for 35-million years and has seen us through the rise and fall of many civilizations. Her influence has reigned in art, in poetry, in song, in religious ceremony since ancient times, and her powerful presence continues to reign today. In this season of blooming wild roses, I bask in the sweet scent and beauty. I gather the soft petals and fill my house with fragrance restock my medicine chest with rose honey, teas, oils and elixirs. They ensure that in my darkest hours I will be able turn to rose to heal my body, open my heart and refresh my soul.
All wild roses have beautiful pink flowers with 5 petals and many stamens. Baldhip or dwarf rose (Rosa gymnocarpa) has pale pink to pink flowers, alternate leaves with 5-9 toothed leaflets and orange to red pear shaped fruits without attached sepal lobes.The crown of sepals falls from the fruit (also called the hip) and leaves it bald. It has numerous small spines crowded along the stem and smaller flowers than other species.
Rose petals are eatable and can be added to salads.When mixed with vinegar, if is used for sore throats and much more. The parts that are used are the rose hip and the flowers. The rose hips are high in vitamin c. For more information on Wild Roses see: http://wildfoodsandmedicines.com/wild-rose-flower/
This work is featured in
-All Natural Scenery Landscapes
-The 200 Club
-Eternal Rose Group
-Visions Of Spring
-Your Best Work
-Illinois Nature and Scenery
-All things on Atlantic Coast
-Nature From Around the World
-All The Roses
-Nature and Landscape
-Crystal Mountain Contemporary Art
July 2nd, 2013
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