I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, June 5, 2015

June ~ Beach Roses

It's June. It's a chilly grey day, a day to light all the scented candles and brew a hot cup of tea, a day for laundry and sewing. Out on the the beach however, the dunes roses are undaunted. They burst into bloom promptly on June first. Their sweet perfume fills the still foggy air today.

The hardy wild native beach roses grow on each side of the pathway over the dunes. White roses are rare, pink is the usual color. Both are filled with bumble bees on sunny mornings and smell delightful.

Remember this?

This is much nicer....

 This must be a domesticated beach rose. It's very pretty, planted along the beach lane.

Have a beautiful weekend! Bring your coffee and meet me at the bench?



gone to the beach....


  1. What a great place to walk Mo. The roses are known as Rugosa roses and I have a couple in the garden. They also come in a tall hedge variety and we have a hedge of them along the front of the property. I have to prune them back every second year because they grow too tall but they are just a mass of flowers in the Summer.

  2. Boy I wish Rusty and I could meet you at the beach!!! I had no idea that wild roses bloomed at the beach, their lovely!!


  3. They are beautiful. Nice you have them to remind you that it's actually June. What weird weather you guys are having. Sounds kind of cozy though...you painted a wonderful picture today! Thank you.


  4. Oh how I am in love with your roses!!!! Not only the beach and the sea? But you have roses too? Lucky gal. I get to see my sea in a few weeks. :) Have a great week! Kit

  5. Love your roses. None here at our beach.

    I always love the pics that look off into the distance on your walkway. What a beautiful perspective.

    I hope your week is off to a great start.


  6. I'm late commenting on this one, but I loved seeing all the roses. The 'wild' roses smell so good! To me it just isn't really a good rose if it doesn't smell good.

    For being a 'gray' day, your pictures sure did come out colorful. Very nice. Wish I was there!


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