Tag Archives: British Flora

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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Sunday Picture Posts: Bright Summer Berries

Last week’s berries were edible. These, while edible, are mildly toxic when raw. Best cooked. These bright red berries make excellent jelly or jam.

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Sunday Picture Post: Late Summer Berries

This Sea Buckthorn hangs heavy with berries And what wonderful colours, the pale blue-green of the foliage, the deep orange of the berries. Collect them and squeeze them, they make a fruit juice high in vitamin C. Though you might … Continue reading

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July and August…

To me, this shot typifies the British countryside in July and August.

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And the Sun Bore Down

A walk beside Flixton Marshes in Suffolk, the butterflies danced around us like demented fairies, the flowers unveiled their faces… and the sun bore down on us. #2019picoftheweek challenge: Sunshine For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia

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