Roses that Follow the Rule …

The Rule of Three, that is.

Field Rose

Three white Field Roses, complete with three insects: 17 June 2019

The white field rose blossoms a few weeks later than the more commonly-seen pink dog rose. Here, three friendly pollinators do their job, oblivious to the camera that captures them at their chores.

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38 Responses to Roses that Follow the Rule …

  1. Dale says:

    Wonderful capture!

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I thank you. Didn’t snap very much else, just roses. Six miles of rose-riddled hedgerows, only possible where the farms are organic. Witness those bugs.

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      • Dale says:

        Love that. Rose-riddled hedgerows… decorated with bugs doing their thing.

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      • crimsonprose says:

        Mostly they’re pollinating. Though some are nibbling chunks out of sweet petals.
        This walk is one of the richest I know for plant variety in the hedgerows. Despite the verges are cut back (for road safety) the actual hedges are left alone. And the fields beyond are clearly not sprayed; neither herbicide nor pesticide. As to fertiliser, the roadside ‘dumps’ of maturing manure certainly lets you know this is all organic. I have, at times, taken photos of these, but haven’t yet found a way to capture the smell.

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      • Dale says:

        That all good… you can keep the scent of organic dumps to yourself. I can imagine it well enough without pictures πŸ˜‰
        Glad you have such nice places to walk.

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      • crimsonprose says:

        Apart from the manure?
        Historically parts of Norfolk were known as *wooded country*, in contrast to *champion country*. In this case, champion means field, in reference to the open-field method of communal agriculture. The *wooded* referred to hedgerows, for here the fields were small and enclosed. They were hardly touched by the Parliamentary enclosures. Some hedges were grubbed out during the heyday of EU subsidies, but they never created the huge prairies such as seen to the west of the county, the agri-businesses. As such, they can’t compete. And so, they turn to organic farming, cos that’s a specialist market with high returns.

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      • Dale says:

        And kudos to them for being able to do so.

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      • crimsonprose says:

        I would agree, except that’s their best way to survive. And so glad I am of it too. It’s a lovely part of the county.

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  2. Such excellent detail to get those bugs in on it!

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Great shot! Crispina πŸ™‚

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  4. Nice! We both posted white roses today πŸ™‚

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  5. This is one of the rare pictures. I also had captured a similar honeybee at work😁

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