Roses at the Island

This time of year, Burrows Island is aglow with delicate, native Nootka roses. Soft pink blossoms stud the low bushes and if you lean in, you’re rewarded with an absolutely heavenly scent.
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As I enjoyed the fragrance of the rosa nutkana last weekend, I imagined the earliest light keeper, an avid gardener, experiencing the same delight during his first rose-filled summer on Burrows Island.

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