REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Sweet Wild Rose

A Sunday afternoon drive to the top of a 6000' mountain that overlooks the Grande Ronde Valley in NE Oregon took my husband and me through beautiful forests to a high plateau accented with volcanic formations.  Wildflowers in the mountains are in their prime right now; we've had some rain and cool temperatures since summer supposedly started.   This is a wild rose--a variety I've never seen before.  The petals have points rather than rounded edges, while the foliage has a rosy underside to the green leaves.  I'm linking up with Sweet Shot Tuesday.   (Some comments led me to do a little research on this rose, and I found out that this variety is probably a Red-Leaf Rose {rosa glauca}.  Someone must have brought it to Mt. Emily in NE Oregon, where it now grows wild in a certain area.)


9 comments:

themagicalmiss said...

So pretty! I love the lighting - what time of day did you take it? And I love the bits of red/pink among the shades of green.

Tricia said...

How pretty! I love the view in your header photo too.

Beth said...

i love the shape of the rose. the color ... so lovely!! (:

Daryl Edelstein said...

we call those beach roses because the bushes they grow on are most prevalent at/along the beach

bailey-road.com said...

How lovely!

EG CameraGirl said...

I have this rose (Rosa glauca) in my garden and I LOVE it. I just wish it bloomed longer. I didn't realize it was a wild rose in Oregon!

Candy C. said...

What a pretty flower and the foliage is really different!

Nancy Claeys said...

You must have been thrilled to see this -- so fragile looking. :)

Angie said...

What a beautiful photograph. I love NE Oregon! Through your photographs I get to visit it as often as I like. How amazingly cool is that? :)