rosa rugosa and other things.

August 24, 2011

rose hip slipper shells beach, tuxis island rose hips

we spent the past two days at my parents’ house, soaking up late august goodness. fools will tell you summer is slipping away, but anyone who knows anything knows that things are really just getting good.  
rosa rugosa–probably the first latin plant name i learned, and among the few i’ve had the ability to retain. must be something about the way it rolls off the tongue. at this time of year, the bright pink flowers have shriveled away, leaving the fruit of the rose hip to ripen in the august sun. if you have the good fortune of walking by a rose hip-covered dune in next few weeks, breathe in deeply. one whiff will have you bliss-bound.
and if you overhear anyone grumbling about summer’s end, remind them of your friend erin because tonight she painted her toenails red, rubbed aloe vera on a sunburn, and ate roasted tomatoes ’til her stomach ached. if that doesn’t say summer, i don’t know what does.

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  • Reply Anita August 24, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Oh what lovely photos! I can only imagine how great that must smell. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

  • Reply vinyl banners August 24, 2011 at 4:10 am

    The photos are very lively. I can feel the breezy feeling looking at these. I always wanted to go to this kind of place, which I can relax and meditate. You are so fortunate to be in this wonderful place.

  • Reply chelsea August 24, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Thanks for speaking up for summer, my friend! No fall talk around here! This photos are gorgeous! I am madly in love with Rosa Rugosa! They smell soooooo good!!

  • Reply Mal August 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Beautiful photos! I have often seen that plant and never knew what it was called!

  • Reply Daniella August 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful photos! I'd love to head back to the beach in the next few weeks!

  • Reply the southern hostess August 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Completely and utterly lovely.

  • Reply katy elliott August 24, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I know what is up with this fall talk? This is when it gets good! Great photos Erin.

  • Reply Jane Flanagan August 25, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Ha! I love this post. I've been grumbling about summer slipping away (it's getting chilly up here!) but maybe a little but of your post will rub off on me and I'll have a redux!

  • Reply Katie August 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, love the second one! I'm jealous of your tomato feast! xo

  • Reply naomemandeflores August 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    What a beautiful place! Perfect for summer.

    Camila Faria

  • Reply caroline August 25, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    yes, erin! you tell 'em.

  • Reply d&d August 26, 2011 at 1:00 am

    and i like to take a big bite out of them! yum

  • Reply Lindsie Katherine August 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

    What pretty pictures! And eloquent words. Looks like a deliciously indulgent summer.

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