There were a number of the wild roses, Woods’ roses, tucked here and there in the mountain slopes.  They look quite different from their domesticated relatives, but they still have that delicate beauty.

I was interested in the placement of that apostrophe in “Woods’ “.  I looked at a variety of sites and also found “Wood’s” (which is what I would have thought it should be) and “Woods.”  So take your pick, but don’t pick the roses!

© janet m. webb

  1. restlessjo says:

    That apostrophe will be the death of me, but I love wild roses. Lots in our hedgerows 🙂 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  2. Su Leslie says:

    Beautiful flower. 🙂 I guess if they are roses that inhabit the woods, the apostrophe belongs after the ‘s’. It makes sense to me that wild roses would be so described.
    And btw: yay for someone who actually understands what an apostrophe is and how to use it. 🙂

  3. It is a lovely rose photo. The scientific name for it is Rosa woodsii, so technically, it ought to be called “Woodsii’s” Rose, lol. The wild roses here grow out of control but I don’t think we have any of this variety. Did it have a nice scent?

  4. belocchio says:

    The most fragrant. The most beautiful. A wild rose. Seeing one makes my heart beat faster. I smile. All is right with the world.

  5. That was a beautiful find!

  6. Dan Antion says:

    Very pretty, Janet. I had to search for the © tag today. Very nice placement!

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