|Rose Hips. I know this now thanks to Dive of Small Glass Planet.|
I'd never seen them before last Monday. There were no flowers on the plants,
but they were colorful - red, green and yellow
This time of year, I hadn't expected the flowers and plants
along the Downtown Canal to be so vibrant, colorful and beautiful.
Like so much else around town, I'd thought everything would
be dormant or planted with cabbages -
or things that look like cabbages.
|Yellow rose blooming in its garden at University Hospital, |
about a half mile from the Canal. This has hips, too, but looks quite
different than its cousin at the Canal.
Whoever is planning this landscape should be congratulated
because the place is a treat for the eyes. There are blooms and plants of contrasting colors and textures throughout.
|The yellow, green and red of the rose hips provide excellent contrast |
for the stalks of blue flowers twining around them.
|While providing differences in their textures, the colors here are also |
delicate contrasts, more gently hued than the others.