Rosa acicularis

tags: flowers, Gardening, Horticulture, Botany, nature, Helsinki, image of the day Wild rose, Rosa acicularis. Photographed at the gardens at the Tarvaspää Café at the Gallen-Kallela Museum near Tarvon Salmi in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 2 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image) This is one of a large group of wild rose flowers that were blooming outside the front door of the cafe. The scent they produced was unbelievably strong and sweet and -- dare I say it? -- otherworldly.