Panier of Plenty

Wild Roses

“Scintillante dans l’eclat de la rosée,
L’églantine, en banderoles vertes, s’incline.”
Scott (translated).

Pink églantier, early morning

Pink églantine, early morning

Peaks of the 'Albères' frame the view

Peaks of the ‘Albères’

The scent of ‘églantines’ fills the air as blooms open in the surrounding
fields – the same wild roses (or sweet briar flowers) that will provide
the rosehips for syrup in autumn. As part of our morning ritual, as mornings
dawn fine and clear, Mina and I cross the road and make our way across a
wildflower carpet before entering the forest…

Wild roses line the aquaduct

Wild roses line the aquaduct

Opening with the new day

Opening with the new day

Tiny fluffy carpet underfoot

Tiny fluffy carpet underfoot

Pink and white varieties mingle

Pink and white varieties mingle

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This entry was published on June 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm. It’s filed under Animals, Cat, Chat ou Chatte, Country Life, Country Living, Environment, Europe, Expat, Forest, France, French Culture, Garden, La Vie Quotidienne, Landscape, Languedoc Roussillon, Leisure, Life, Lifestyle, Mediterranean, Nature, Pets, Photography, Poetry, Pyrénées, Rural Life, Seasons, South of France, Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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