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Daily Archives: August 29, 2014

Rosehips, Hollyhocks and Cuckoo-pint

1   Leaving my piano lesson today, the hedge once full of wild roses is now full of Rosehips. Had I more time, I would have collected some for Rosehip Jelly.

Rosehips

Rosehips

2   A neighbour is growing Hollyhocks. These pale pink beauties are about10′ tall!

Pink Hollyhocks

Pink Hollyhocks

3   Along the lane the Arum maculatum, also known as cuckoo pint or cuckoo-pint here in the British Isles is named thus in Nicholas Culpepers‘ famous 16th Century herbal. These berries are sadly poisonous if very glossy and lovely looking!

Cuckoo-pint

Cuckoo-pint

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Fray

I like the frayed nature of some bark and grasses.

Frayed Silver Birch trunk

Frayed Silver Birch trunk

Fraying grasses

Fraying grasses

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