Daily Sketch: Rose Hips

Today's Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, October 24, 2016.

Today’s Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, October 24, 2016.

October 24, 2016

Today’s Simple Nature Sketch

Although the wild roses have disappeared since early summer, balls of color have appeared to take their place. Red-orange rose hips scatter themselves where layers of pink petals resided. Their hue mimics the autumn season. Even the rose-bush leaves are beginning to turn a deep red.

On my daily walk, I pass by large patches of rosebushes. In early summer, I am in heaven as I view their gorgeous color and soft petals. They are a major distraction and often interrupt my steady walking pace.

Today when I passed by, a sea of tiny balls swayed in the autumn breeze. They glistened in the late afternoon sun, making them even more appealing. Gingerly I picked my subject,  being careful of the tiny thorns that still existed. Tucked between my fingers, I daydreamed about the sea of pink that would once again take over the space next summer.



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