February 7, 2008

A shockingly mild winter

baby rose leaves

When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.” -Matthew 26:1-5


Gawdess said...

A rose!
That's a rose.
Such beautiful pink thorns.

Anonymous said...

That is so delicate and beautiful.

granmal said...

New life!

Yankee, Transferred said...

Beautiful bright pink.

imac said...

Nice to see buds growing.
Ah The masked bandit hehe.

My Sky Watch up now

Sharon said...

How pretty!

Cloudscome said...

Yes it is a rose. But it's the multiflora rose that is now considered a noxious weed. It's an invasive species from Asia that was planted for erosion control in the 1960 and now is taking over woodlands and meadows. Environmentalists at our local nature centers regularly schedule clean up days to rip it out. It chokes out native species and takes over.

This plant is growing in the woods where I like to walk, along the stream. It is so beautiful when putting out it's first leaves. The flowers aren't much to notice. It really shouldn't be putting out leaves for another month or two but we've had some days in the 50s and 60s so I guess it thinks it's spring!