The tide was out at the Penryn River this morning when we went to sing at the Zed Shed. A lone swan had walked in the mud and was preening itself.
Two more Iris Reticulata have opened, sorry I don’t know their names. I love how raindrops collect on their petals. There’s a name for that effect but I can’t bring it to mind. Perhaps, you, Dear Reader, will remember it..
February 2, 2023 at 7:05 pm
The pale blue iris is ‘Katherine Hodgkin’ and the purple one is ‘Pauline’ I think. I have grown both of these before. I don’t know of any name for raindrops on plants, but Petrichor is the word for the smell after rain. Usually more obvious in the summer months.
February 2, 2023 at 10:04 pm
Thank you for the names. I knew I could rely on you! Petrichor is one of my favourite words along with apricity and serendipity. I think a blogging friend from the North East will know. 🙂
February 2, 2023 at 10:29 pm
Apricity is a fabulous word.