Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

The other day we found the most amazing big rose hips in a park garden.


They were the size of crab apples and even juicier. When they dropped on the pavement they just splattered like a ripe tomato. My mother would have been picking her skirt full of them to boil up rose hip jelly and syrup. All that vitamin C going to waste would have horrified her. I have to say, I was tempted.

The flower that produces them is the rugosa rose which is very commonly used in public gardens here...

Not exactly the same ruby as her fruit will be.

The Ruby Tuesday meme is amiably hosted by Mary T. This is where you'll find her and other RT players.

11 comments:

Sandy "From the Heart of Texas" said...

Oh my! How lovely! I've never seen these! Certainly have nothing like that around here that I know of. A very beautiful Ruby Tuesday!

nadine1111 said...

Beautiful!!!!!!

Heidi said...

I've never seen a real rose hips. They are quite beautiful. So how does the jelly taste?
Thanks for stopping by today!

Carletta said...

My, those are big.
I love the drenched ones and the thirsty bloom - lovely images!!

shopannies said...

wonderful pictures of up close every day in the great summer items

Rudee said...

I never knew the origin of rosehips. Now I do. I bet they're tart!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

I love it when I see something..that causes me to think of someone I love!

Auntie E said...

Yeas those are some big hips for sure. and ruby at that happy RT

Mimi said...

Beautiful photos, as always, Stephanie.
I've never seen realy rose hips either, or known the flower connection.
So thanks for a wonderful botany lesson.
Happy RT.

Stine said...

Those rose hips really are perfect for jelly or syrup...but it is a ton of work. I bet the birds will enjoy hem. ;-)

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW! That's a neat pic of the rose hips! They are BIG!!


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