another wild rose

It seemed quite a few folks commented on the bright, almost purple color of the wild rose in the previous post. Most mentioned was the more normal pink or white. I’m guessing that this rose likely comes closer to their experience. Taken at Cape Meares on my recent trip up north. The lighting for this shot wasn’t nearly as fabulous as in the previous one.rose-5351The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily
do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.
If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness. 
― Thérèse de Lisieux


42 thoughts on “another wild rose

    • Thank you, Chilli. Quite a radical difference from the previous one! I imagine it’s no surprise to you that I prefer the more vibrant color, but this one has its charm, too.


  1. Another beautiful photo of a wild a rose – or two as a matter of fact. I really like the composition with the two flowers next to each other, and one of them out of focus due to a shallow depth a field.


    • Thanks, Otto. I tried to find a happy medium that kept the background leaves from taking attention from the larger rose. To be honest, I might not have posted this one but for the comments about this more common shade of wild roses. I wasn’t entirely happy with it because of the compromise I had to make with the depth of field. Then again there might be a metaphor in there about the smaller, paler rose fading into the background a bit. 🙂


  2. I would never have known that was a rose without you telling me so! It is so sweet & simple; I really like it. I guess I have only seen the cultured varieties.

    Interesting quote you’ve chosen — St. Theresa the little flower. My catholic past returns.


    • The wild roses are unique. No fuss, no bother and the deer tend to leave them alone, unlike the cultured variety. The scent is better, too IMO. The quote, my condolences for a catholic past. 😉


    • I like both, though I like these most of all for tolerating benign neglect. The cultured roses are so fussy and don’t do well in our wet climate, not to mention the deer preferring to chew them into oblivion.


  3. I really like your other wild rose because it was so unique for me, yes, these look more like the ones that grow here.


    • Good thing I scroll through my spam every now and then because I found your very sweet and kind comment in amongst the offers for Viagra and Cialis. How rude of WordPress to put you in there with the creepy spammers! 😦

      But thank you for the lovely comment!


  4. In my humble observation wild rose blooms tend to darken after a few days, gaining the deeper hue. Perhaps the amount of sunlight upon an individual blooms location could affect the color as well, less sun, more color (?).
    Regardless, wild roses are my favorite wildflower, love them all!


    • Heavens! You’ve gone incognito! I don’t know… I can’t imagine those in today’s post morphing into the bright, vivid almost purple in the previous example. But anything is possible. Granted sun might have been another factor, but I’m still unconvinced. But definitely with you on wild roses being lovable! I prefer them to the cultured variety hands down.


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