…but don’t plan on using them unless you know for a fact they haven’t been sprayed with any type of insecticide!
The rose hip, also known as rose haw or rose hep, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer, and ripen in late summer through autumn.
During World War II, the people of Britain were encouraged through letters to The Times newspaper, articles in the British Medical Journal, and pamphlets produced by Claire Loewenfeld, a dietitian working for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, to gather wild-grown rose hips and to make a vitamin C syrup for children. This was because German submarines were sinking many commercial ships: citrus fruits from the tropics were very difficult to import.
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…and a little different color!
Some may remember my ‘Best Hancock’ image, shot in 2005 with my Olympus 3.2 Megapixel point and shoot camera:
I was ‘playing’ in Photoshop (TM) one day and decided to re-work it…then came up with this version, which I decided to use on my new business card:
NEW Best Hancock
I also printed it as an 8.5 x 11 and am very pleased with the variety of colors! Normally, every image of the Hancock is dreary deep, not-quite-black grays. I prefer this and it’s a lot more fun to look at!