Wordless Wednesday – Alternative stories

Sometimes it is hard to choose which photo should be posted on Wednesday each week. Here is a small selection of unseen, alternative monthly stories for 2017 Wordless Wednesday posts:

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Long-tailed tit on dogwood – January

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Bracket fungus on an old Horse Chestnut tree – February

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Other lifeforms! Lichen – March

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Collected jewel-like Clerodendron seeds ready to sow – April

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Cephalaria gigantea ready to explode – May

 

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Shades of Shirley poppies – June

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Developing seed pods of the bee orchids growing in the garden – July

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Home grown lemon – August

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A bumper crop of Red Walnuts – September

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Comparing fruits from the ornamental silver pear with a Conference pear – October

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Autumn’s confetti – November

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Drying seeds of Cobaea scandens – December

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21 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Alternative stories

  1. shoreacres says:

    Red walnuts!?! I’ve never even imagined such a thing. They’re beautiful. Are they used in baking or candy making? Do they keep their red color? I can imagine red walnuts in white divinity — what a holiday treat.

    • There several red varieties. These were ‘Red Danube’ and are German in origin. ‘Livermore’ and ‘Yolo Red’ are good examples available in the States. The skins darken as they age, but remain red. The flesh is supposedly sweeter than normal and they are prized for confectionery. I ate these ‘wet’ (ie fresh from the tree) and they were lovely and creamy.

  2. Tina says:

    Such a nice set of photos for the year. Like Shoreacres, I’ve never seen red walnuts; they’re beautiful and apparently, delicious. That little bird in January and the bracket fungus are my favorites, but it’s a close race. Wishing you a good 2018!

    • Thanks. Red walnuts are nearly always one of the first crops to be lost to the squirrels, but this year the setting was very successful and there were enough nuts to go round everyone! Long-tailed tits are always a winner, looking as cute as they do.

  3. Chloris says:

    All lovely shots but the long tailed tit on the red cornus is my favourite. I can’t imagine how you did it, they are never still.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful images. I see from other comments I am not alone in finding the red walnuts amazing!

  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Wonderful selection from a wonderful year!

  6. curioussteph says:

    Another viewer surprised by the red walnuts. Thanks!

  7. Pete Hillman says:

    A wonderful selection of photos!

  8. Brian Skeys says:

    Each one worthy of posting. Another one surprised by red walnuts.

  9. Cathy says:

    Beautiful, the long-tailed tit is my favourite too. But those red walnuts are sizzling as well. I remember them from another post I think? Happy new year!

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