Macro Monday #26

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briar-rose-macro

Rosa rubiginosa (sweet briar) is a species of rose native to Europe and western Asia. It is a dense deciduous shrub 2–3 m high and across, with the stems bearing numerous hooked prickles. Also known as the Eglantine Rose, Sweet Briar can at first sight be mistaken for a Dog Rose. With similar flowers and foliage, the major difference between the two is that the Sweet Briar has leaves which give off a sweet apple scent, especially after rain or in humid conditions. Native to Britain, it is found in hedgerows in the south of England.

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  1. Is the meta ready yet? However you took this, it’s a beauty.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Camera returned and fixed. I hope. Haven’t used the macro lens on it yet. Getting used to the settings all over again!

      1. Pity my proofreading isn’t a millionth as good as your photography! Glad you have the camera back – makes me wary of embarking on a new one.

  2. desleyjane says:

    Such a pretty colour!

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    They can create all the varieties they want, there’s still nothing like these wild beauties!

    1. Heyjude says:

      True. They are beautiful.

  4. restlessjo says:

    Singing ‘My wild Irish Rose’, for no good reason I can think of 🙂 Lovely energy in that header again.

    1. Heyjude says:

      A rose down the lane. I am considering planting these and fuchsias at the back of the house. Need to clear a LOT of weeds first though 😉

      1. restlessjo says:

        Are you fertilising your weeds or what? You seem to have an inordinate number 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          I think it has to do with the very fertile soil, the abundance of wild flowers in the hedgerows, the wind which blows the seeds, the warmth and the moisture! To be fair I haven’t really tackled the furthest part of the garden as it is the car park area with stone walls. Nettles, a clematis which I suspect is the Old Man’s Beard, brambles, bindweed and buttercups – the problem is on the other side of the fence it is completely wild!

        2. restlessjo says:

          Wildflower gardens are all the rage 🙂

        3. Heyjude says:

          Not like this one 🙂

  5. Robyn Haynes says:

    Stunning photos Jude. I remember the old fashioned briar roses from my nana’s garden. They seem to have lost favour these days for the myriad hybrids that are available.

  6. Anabel Marsh says:

    Such a beautiful, intense colour.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I thought so too. Now I want one!

  7. Sue Slaght says:

    Wow I love the color but as often the case with your photos Jude. I want to touch it. Wonderful texture.

  8. Paula says:

    Such a rich colour!

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