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Flat Lode, Petrichor and Pinks

26 Jul

We did our circuit around a small part of The Flat Lode Trail this evening – it’s not flat! It is called that because the tin/copper ore under the ground here is relatively level but it doesn’t make for a flat walk!  Shafts of sunlight were coming through the trees.

Path up to The Flat Lode Trail

We have had many hot and dry days, happily not as hot as in London, and suddenly this evening there was a short, sharp shower and the air was filled with that magical smell of petrichor.  I have to leave you to imagine that as I couldn’t photograph the beautiful scent.

We were struck this evening by almost all the wild flowers being shades of pink/purple. Enjoy the gallery and if you can id those I haven’t managed, feel free to comment and help me out.

For those who love words as I do – and petrichor is one of my favourites, it is “the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek petra(πέτρα), meaning “stone”, and īchōr (ἰχώρ), the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.”

 

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5 responses to “Flat Lode, Petrichor and Pinks

  1. utesmile

    July 27, 2019 at 10:40 am

    The water was needed. We had rain all morning, it feels good and my water butt is full again. yay!

     
  2. Sandra

    July 27, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Yes, we had the shower and that glorious scent too!

     
  3. Heyjude

    July 26, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Mmm… no rain here, but it did look as though it might when we went for a walk around and up Trencrom hill. I was also photographing the wild flowers!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      July 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      It was a very short shower but it did bring the petrichor. 🙂

       
      • Heyjude

        July 26, 2019 at 10:41 pm

        Such a lovely word, and I know exactly that smell!

         

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