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a moment of beautiful: wild roses

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the place: beside the road into our cabin

the beautiful: pink roses in bloom (and the dark pink rosebuds)

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Notice a little spider found his way into the photo (about 12 o’clock on a petal).

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017

Written by jane tims

June 28, 2017 at 7:00 am

climbing roses 7-28

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Climbing roses seem to me to be one of the quintessential elements of England.  On the 28th day of my virtual bike trip along the Cornwall coast, roses seemed to clamour over every door …

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7-28 map

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7-28 journal

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These are a few of the climbing roses of Portloe …

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7-28 roses 2

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7-28 roses 1

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7-28 roses 3

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Best View: the rugged coast at Portloe … I am trying ‘resist’ to keep small areas white as I paint … you apply the ‘resist’ to the watercolour paper before you begin to paint and then rub it off afterward … worked well, but I have to pay attention to the shape of the small areas of ‘resist’ …

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September 7, 2013  'rugged coast at Portloe'   Jane Tims

September 7, 2013 ‘rugged coast at Portloe’ Jane Tims

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The ‘resist’ can also be used to leave white space where flowers should be …

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August 25, 2013  'roses in Reviskey'   Jane Tims

August 25, 2013 ‘roses in Reviskey’ Jane Tims

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Copyright 2013  Jane Tims

the colour of September #5 – red rose hips from pink roses

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I have the funniest rose bush in my front yard.

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It bore double yellow roses for the first few years of its life.  Then, in recent years it has become a pink rose, with the frailest pink petals.

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I know how this happened – not ‘alchemy’ at all, but an example of survival of the fittest.  The original yellow rose must have been grafted to the root stock of a common rose.  When the yellow rose stem died for some reason, the pink rose stock flourished.  I love my frail pink roses , especially at this time of year when they produce bright red, elliptical rose hips.

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September 22, 2013  'red rose hips from pink roses'   Jane Tims

September 22, 2013 ‘red rose hips from pink roses’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013   Jane Tims   

Written by jane tims

September 30, 2013 at 7:00 am

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