Beach roses are the amazing survivalists. They live in sand, are battered by coastal winds, tolerate salty ocean spray, and still thrive, bloom, scent the air and produce these rose hips. Rose hips are a wonderful source of Vitamin C; make jam, if you can get past the vicious, sturdy thorns!
These pictures were taken at the beach in Woods Hole, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on February 24, 2011, USA. I believe this was taken with my first camera, an Olympus FE 249, set to macro.
Dedicated to the tiny treasures of winter.