My favorite season is slowly coming to a close. There is still another month of fall, but in my part of the country everything is fading to dull grey and brown, the leaves are all gone, and winter berries are showing their bright faces as the only bit of color left among the growing things.
The rose hips are shrinking into faded orange.
I harvested many of them for tea but couldn't use all of them.
I call these the "Helstone roses" since they bloom small and bright peachy yellow... just like the ones from the Hale's in North and South. :)
On an extremely random note, have you ever had rose hip tea? If you haven't I would advise you to get your hands on some dried rose hips (not that that's very easy) and make yourself some right now. It's perfect for cheering up the sullen soul. (A case I come down with frequently in the cold months.)
Rose Hip Tea
Steep 2 tsp dried rose hips and 1 tsp black tea into 1 cup of boiling water.
Add a bit of raw honey to taste.
I like to add the black tea to give it some body.
Therese was born for the winter months I think.
She spends more time outside this time of year than inside.
We have already had several sprinklings of snow, but only once did it pile up. I am willing to deal with the cold so long as there is snow to brighten things up.
This little rose is still hanging onto the bush out back at the edge of the woods. :)
How is the weather where you are? Have you been dumped with snow? Are there leaves still on the trees? Do share, I love hearing from friends around the country. And beyond. :)