I spied this gorgeous rose hip in Dunedin Botanic Garden, late autumn. Looking closely at the hip while photo-editing, it reminded me of a ‘Red Delicious’ apple ~which we’re probably all familiar with. The deep, dark red, and a few spots. The whole bush was lovely and colourful. The real name of the rose is ‘Falkland’, it’s a hybrid Spinosissima, pre 1936.
Thanks folks for buoying my spirit with your kind comments; y’all are a great community and we need that more than ever. The truth, as I’ve already told some friends via comments, is that I suddenly found out that kids of kindergarten age in the US do active shooter drills and I couldn’t shake my shock. In what I read, a little boy was so upset after a drill that he couldn’t sleep in his own bed for a week. It just came as a big surprise and took me down for a bit ~I’m ok again now 🙂
Rose : ‘Falkland’
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You probably already know that the FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine? If you know vaccine-hesitant people who were delaying because it was only approved for emergency use – please let them know! I hope they book their vaccine asap.
FDA News Release: FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine
Re trying Ivermectin instead, please DON’T (of course). See ‘You are not a horse’ which is a great Mon 23 Aug article, in the US News of The Guardian and it also links to further reading.
Update 24 Aug: ‘shoreacres’ contributed information about legitimate human use of Ivermectin, hugely beneficial to people in West Africa (see comments below).
Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)