Yellow Harison Pioneer Roses were planted by early American settlers, all along the Oregon Trail.

Some of this variety grow in Cherry Creek, Nevada; one legend being that a school teacher first planted them here, in the mid-1800’s. There is no written documentation to confirm the verbal tradition. We do know for a certainty, that they were well-established in numerous yards here, when my grandparents arrived in the 1940’s.

An extremely hardy variety, the roses have survived through many decades of drought and neglect, and in wet years like this one has been, they bloom with a passion!

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Composite image of two frames taken from the same position. The roses are growing behind the gate; however there is a “temporary structure” in the background. I have removed it, and brought the flowers closer to the wooden fence.

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Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

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  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 4 years ago

    Very pretty Arla, a wonderful contrast between delicate fragrant flowers and old wood :)))

  • Thank you, Elaine!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    This is such a beautiful country picture. I love the yellow roses.

  • Thank you, Lori!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • NinaF
    NinaFover 4 years ago

    beautiful capture and roses

  • Thank you, Nina!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, beautiful roses, and skillful editing…can’t see any sign at all of what your write up said you changed. Great work!

  • Thanks, Corri — a little planning was involved. I knew I was going to have to work in two layers, so I took a series of shots that I thought would capture the features I wanted to incorporate, with a minimum of editing required.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonover 4 years ago

    I love it; the contrasts between the delicate roses and old weathered wood…and a great story!

  • Thank you, Kim!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    Rustic & lovely…

  • Thank you, Restless!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • arvyart
    arvyartover 4 years ago

    Your composite image is very well done, Arla. These roses are not only extremely hardy but very beautiful too. The gate is also fantastic and the two fit together very well. The soft blurred bckg also perfectly teams up. Nice work. :)

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

    This is a very beautiful photo. Lovely to view…a fav for me :)

  • Thank you very much, Janine!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 4 years ago

    Fantastic photo and love the history of the Pioneer Harrison Rose. Mary

  • Thank you very much, Mary!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    oh this is wonderful,dawnx

  • Thank you so very much, Dawn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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