Today I went back to the Pauatahanui Burial Ground to photograph the rose-hips.
I became aware of bird calls and across the skyline flew a flock of Canadian Geese. They headed out over the Pauatahanui Inlet.
For some reason they then looped back and headed straight over me in the rose garden.
In a remarkable turn of luck I snapped this photograph as they passed overhead.
My own personal fly-over certainly lifted my spirits for the day.
How exciting. Were you wearing a bright hat that attracted their attention? Beautiful rose-hips already. Have you ever made rose-hip jelly?
It was a wonderful experience. My sunhat is navy blue so not that bright at all. I was rather glad I was wearing it….just in case something dropped from heaven! Perhaps these heritage and wild roses form hips early? No I haven’t made rose hip jelly. My Mum told us that as children they picked rose hips to help with the war effort in WW11.
I haven’t made it either but it sounds as though it would be delicious. Just wondered about the hat because a friend of mine says the birds in her area recognise her by her hat 🙂
Perhaps a plain navy blue sunhat appeals to Canadian Geese?? 🙂 I feed the birds here in my garden and I am sure they are spying on me routinely as they appear very quickly and from nowhere it would seem at times.
The roses look beautiful in the sun, and the birds are beautiful in the sky. A lovely group of images.
Thank you Ruth. My jaunt out to see the rose hips proved to be an extra special occasion.
I love each one of your photos. They are filled with wonderful color. I sit and look out the window and watch the white snow falling.
Thanks Judy. I would miss colour. The light is coming back your way however as our days are shortening more noticeably now. More rose hip pictures to come.
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Clever you, Lynley, for snapping that moment. You must have been quick!
Thanks Juliet. I am still amazed at my good fortune. It was a special moment.
The rose-hips jelly is delicious. One of my favorites. The sound of the bird calls what a nice sound, I always look at the sky to admire them. Beautiful picture you took.
You would love all these hips then Diana. I really enjoyed seeing the Geese fly about and call to each other.