Wild Roses

Alberta’s provincial flower is the wild rose.  A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time in the evening photographing some roses along a road.

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There were hundreds of them along this road and the light was lovely.  The only problem was the mosquitoes, which prevented me from lingering.

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Did you know that Alberta adopted the wild rose as its official flower in 1930?  It started with the editor of an Edmonton newspaper making the suggestion that a floral emblem be selected for the province.  The province’s schoolchildren made the final choice.  Cool eh?

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I think they made the right choice!

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