The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

THE BALDHIP ROSE

This is a rather rare page from Mrs. Trowbridge's journal. The only miniatures in her journal were painted over the course of a few weeks during one summer. This one was so small, only about 3/16 of an inch high, that I could only make out the image through a magnifying glass. I hope it helps to lift you from the doldrums of winter.

Though lovely in appearance, the Baldhip, or Wild Rose is not as exotic as it may appear in Mrs. T's journal page. I've seen them many times in the Olympic wilderness, but they are also commonly seen along the highways and byways of Western Washington. I shot this one along Highway 101 near Gardner, Washington, in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.

10 comments:

Rrramone said...

Roses always remind me of Mom. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

always good to see spots of color during winter months makes one remember like you say the warm days of spring and summer. nice post
michael dailey

carla said...

How lovely! The roses make me think of summer too!

Roberta said...

Lovely...here in Texas, the roses have the first signs of new growth!

Peter Breese said...

Really enjoyed looking over your site, such a wealth of imagination.

Thank you for your comment on my blog.

ValGalArt said...

very beautiful, it looks like a plant that we call Rock Rose :)

theartofpuro said...

Lovely as always

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

When I first came to Oregon I thought it was so neat that there were wild roses in bushy bunches. At first I just thought it was some green shrub, until they bloomed. I am a big fan of the simple petals and delicate pink color.

Ginger*:)* said...

Hi Bron,

I have given you the KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD, you will need to visit my website to pick it up, and if you want you can play along.

Violet has such a lovely way of sharing what she enjoys in nature. These tiny roses are devine!

Ginger*:)* said...

Hi Bron,

I have given you the KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD, you will need to visit my website to pick it up, and if you want you can play along.

Violet has such a lovely way of sharing what she enjoys in nature. These tiny roses are devine!