I find myself preferring the image of the dying rose over the one of the newly opened bud. how about you?
I'm learning the teeniest bit about roses, now that I have adopted the care of three bushes of them. I still have no idea what kind we have or just what I ought to do to (for?) them to make them thrive.
And now I know what rose hips are. They are the seed pods that develop after the petals fall off, and they are useful for all sorts of things like jellies and teas and medicines and such.
If I invite you over for rose hip tea, however, you'd be wise to decline. Too much snail poison floating around.
Does anyone else see the leaping dancer in that last shot?