Quote of the day:
In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
– Terry Pratchet
Forage in May for:
Alexanders, Beech leaves, Cow Parsley, Hairy Bittercress, Dandelion Flowers , Cleavers, Primroses, Ransoms, Sweet Violets, Hawthorn, Lime leaves, Red Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Garlic Mustard, Wild Garlic
Wordless Wednesday – Setting seed with style!
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It’s another new word: ‘quiff’! I didn’t have a clue. Now that I’ve seen the real thing, I much prefer the word’s metaphorical use. I’ve seen plenty of photos of pasque flowers in bloom, but this is an equally attractive view.
What? You didn’t like all those pictures of handsome chaps? I agree though. 😉 It’s the first time I’ve been back in time to see the swathe of seedheads on the hillside. They get so tall!
I imagine it is like a moving sea when the breeze blows – beautiful!
That would be great to see. Also I need to go back to take a look at low sun angle 🙂
Wonderful to see so many! Are they all the same colour when in flower? Near my old house there was a hillside covered with them – all blue except for one white one I found once. It is good to know there are still such sanctuaries of wild flowers in Britain. 😃
Yes Cathy, the entire hillside is purple. I seem to remember that there are only about a dozen such large colonies around in England now. How lucky that I live close to one 🙂 !
What an astonishing sight, as it must have been when in full flower too
Yes, to both! The flowers sit very close to the hillside though, so the overall effect of the much taller seedheads is more obvious, but not as colourful!