One of my favourite flowers—to be honest, I much prefer wild roses to the cultivated varieties. This is a Rosa nutkana, found in the 707 community park.
A wee Rosa gymnocarpa appeared in our yard last year (likely it was there before but it’s a weedy bit so it could easily go unnoticed—and this year, having reached the grand height of 18 inches, it has put out some tiny blooms. I am overcome with delight. I am also hoping I never need to transplant it, as it has a LOT of prickles.