Monday, July 6, 2009

Roses, SMU Style

There are two roses that are found growing everywhere on Cape Ann, The wild rose and Rosa Rugosa. I like to search out the ones with little critters to add some extra interest.

Wild Rose ©2009 ShootingMyUniverse


Wild Rose ©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

Wild Rose ©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

Rosa Rugosa ©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

Rosa Rugosa©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

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Post Script:

Doug from Gossamer Tapestry has send in this comment. "The red insect in the top photo is a Rose Curculio (Merhynchites bicolor), a type of leaf-rolling weevil. Nice roses!" Thanks again, Doug!

16 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

Oh my, those sweet roses truly draw the critters in, me too. lovely photos.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Love them all because of the bugs of course but that last one is stunning. :)

Arija said...

Very beautiful Roses with and without bugs and lovely raindrops too.

Eve said...

I used to have the pink one on my old property Steve, but that white one is really pretty too!

Abe Lincoln said...

I think at least one of your bugs has shown up on my poppy. I like your shots of the roses. They used to use a variation of these as hedges up here. When fully grown, not even a bull could get through them and children had a hard time. LOL

A New England Life said...

Naturally some of them have rain drops.

The smell of them is so powerful, I just love it! We'll enjoy them while we can!

SandyCarlson said...

These are delightful. Their fragrance is really wonderful. I find them on the beaches here.

Kathleen Valentine said...

I can smell them! Gorgeous shots....

N1TOX said...

Wow, we missed some of our roses while in Jamaica.. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices ya know. Wonderful shots, as always. Looks like they survived all the rain over the last week.

VALKYRIEN said...

Wow, those are really lovely - all of them! I can see you have had some rain also. And I always enjoy the little visiters, a bug or a bee! They are a bonus!

Caroline said...

Wow...beautiful blog and your photos are inspiring! Glad I found this today!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the insects. The water drops are always a great addition.
Have a wonderful week,
SQ

Denise said...

Stunning images of some very beautiful flowers and little visitors.

Doug Taron said...

The red insect in the top photo is a Rose Curculio (Merhynchites bicolor), a type of leaf-rolling weevil. Nice roses!

Marju said...

Really beautiful photos!!

Kerri said...

I think they are beautiful! And i LOVE the water droplets too!

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