Tag Archives: British Flora

Harbinger of Spring

I was out on Wednesday, a walk alongside the estuary known as Breydon Water. As you can see, the tide was high. And look what I saw… And… Which was enough to make me think Spring is on its way! … Continue reading

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She Does Not Weave

She does not weave and neither does she spin… or in more modern words, she doesn’t wear makeup and fancy clothes. Yet her beauty is undeniable. Natural Beauty: one of the titles in #2019picoftheweek challenge. For details see MariaAntonia

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Pop a Poppy

The Winter Solstice and I seek a suitable photo both for that and for Maria’s #2019picoftheweek challenge. And have to flip the calendar back to summer… The vibrant red of the common field poppy, *popped* against washed-out grey foliage, makes … Continue reading

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Odd Associations

Not quite opposites, but one’s in flower, one’s in berry so… Together they clamber through the hedgerows and climb the trees. While the photo was taken in October, the combination of red berries (hips) and ivy leaves are suggestive of … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Reflections on a Woodland Walk

I interrupt the Fungi Fest, for this week only, to bring you this… cos it was amazing. I went in search of pine trees, for their specific fungi. But the woodland is mixed with deciduous. And on this one DRY … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Hip-Hip Hooray

The delicate fresh rose of the wayside in autumn changes to scarlet and strident Roses bloomed in profusion this June-time. Now the briars are red-hip laden

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Bokeh Blues

Black Bryony scrambles over everything, high and low. Here, in looking up, I nail the bokeh-effect… Bokeh, for #2019picoftheweek challenge For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia

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Sunday Picture Post: Black Bryony’s Traffic Lights Berries

While it’s true that Black Bryony’s berries are red, they pass through several colours on their way. I was late in finding them this year; I almost missed the lights.

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Sunday Picture Post: Bittersweet

Tuesday it rained. Which made the berries look all the more juicy… Bittersweet is a member of the nightshade family. Inadvisable to eat. Indeed, everything about this delightful delicate plant is toxic to humans and animals.

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Sunday Picture Post: Cross-bred Plums

The wild plum cross-pollinates freely with the orchard-grown varieties… greengage, damson, you name it. So I’m not going to name this one thing or another. I had to include this. Love the colours.

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