Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wicked Pretty

The Eglantine rose is wicked pretty.  The buds are a brilliant pink and look quite sweet until you notice the sharp prickles that crowd around its base.

The open flower is like tissue paper surrounded by leaves that exude an aroma of green apples.  It's easy not to notice the thorny canes until it's too late and they've snagged you.

I suppose that even the thorns are lovely -- in their own way.

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