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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

The rose bushes

The rose bushes along the boardwalk by the harbour in Summerside are beautiful in the summer. Then autumn brings the beauty of the rose hips. This time of year, as the bushes emerge from the drifts and snow accumulation of winter, the branches and twigs are a highlight, though a few rose hips remain as well.




In one area, six rose bushes always catch my attention.




I love  the detail of the bushes against the vastness of sea ice and sky. A visit at sunset is magical as the darkness descends.


Then, focussing on a few of those bushes, one can see the Indian Head Lighthouse in the distance. 






The intricacy of every branch and limb of the rose bushes stands out against the ice and twilight sky.





The branches all but disappear into the setting sun.






21 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a magnificent final shot!

Anvilcloud said...

The skeletal framework is interesting. I like the 2nd photo for this.

DJan said...

I look forward to seeing pictures of the roses as they appear this spring and summer, Marie. You find beauty everywhere on your lovely island. :-)

Debbie said...

your images, and text about them was quite beautiful!!! what a gorgeous sunset!!!

Tabor said...

Those are hardy roses being exposed to all that weather. I bet they go crazy blooming to prove they are still alive! Love the sunset.

Angela said...

Magestic! Lovely photos and your description tells us how much you love nature all around you. You do live in a beautiful country.

William Kendall said...

Your second shot is my favourite.

Shammickite said...

The bushes will soon be showing some signs of life, little pale green buds.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely views and a beautiful sky! I hope your day is great!

Joanne Noragon said...

Lovely. Snow retreating, spring advancing.

Down by the sea said...

You only think of roses as beautiful when they are flower. Thank you for sharing their beauty against an incredible landscape! Sarah x

bill burke said...

Beautiful views and a stunning sunset!

Rhodesia said...

Roses are surprisingly hardy. Love the sunset. Diane

Catarina said...

Oh! the pictures are so so great!! and the last one... wow!! a keeper!

Barbara said...

I had no idea roses could live in that kind of cold weather. I've only grown a few rose bushes myself, never had the right place to really set them off.

Laurel Wood said...

Beautiful series of shots.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I'm stopping in from "Down BY the Sea" sure a lot of lovely photo shots.
I see you have a little snow. Our is slowly going away in North Idaho.
If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee

Retired Knitter said...

A lovely place to live.

Ginnie said...

It really is magical, Marie! I also am very fond of the Canadian boardwalks!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The colours in the sky behind the rose bushes is gorgeous as it changes over the time period. Looking forward to seeing the rose bushes in bloom in a few months Marie 🌹

photowannabe said...

Simply gorgeous...
The bushes are huge and I can't wait to see them in full bloom.
Great silhouettes against that beautiful sky.