Some of the last autumn leaves blown off the trees in the storm that passed by here on Sunday… Followed by colder weather with a bit of frost here and there on the morning after.
I think these are Hylotelephium telephium. Swedish name ‘kärleksört’ which means ‘love herb’. I saw them in a garden I passed a couple of weeks ago on a frosty morning. (So the white on them is frost.)
The plant is said to have been used to heal wounds, especially burns. The roots can be eaten, preferably cooked for about 15 minutes first. The fresh leaves can be be eaten raw, and are rich in vitamin C. (And of course I had no idea about any of this until I just looked it up… Blogging is very educational!)
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The most common birds in the river where I live are mallards; but I also keep seeing one Goldeneye, sometimes hanging out with the mallards, but often on his own. Back in the spring he had a mate, but now he appears to be single. Looks a little sad somehow, but perhaps I’m letting my imagination run away with me…
I’m still fascinated by those window reflections of water reflections
of trees and sky… (compare last week’s Watery Wednesday).
I kept playing with them in Picasa: cropping, turning
upside-down, putting together again…
♥ ♥ ♥
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▲ Reflection symmetry ▲
▼ Nature’s symmetry ▼
▼ Butterfly Symmetry ▼
▲ One Red Admiral, one Small Tortoiseshell ▲
▲ Red Admiral ▲
▼ Small Tortoiseshell ▼
▼ Man-made symmetry: ▼
▲ Medieval ribbon-weaving shown at the Textile Museum ▲
▲ Kaleidoscope Symmetry ▲
made by me in Corel Paint Shop Pro X
▼ from these autumn leaves ▼
▼ Couples Symmetry▼
Sea lions at the Zoo – in perfect sync!
This pair of grandparents (I assume)
seemed pretty much synchronized too!
I wish you all a nicely balanced weekend!
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Reedmace / Bulrush / Cattail / Typha / (Swedish: Kaveldun)
Until I looked it up in Wikipedia, I had no idea how useful this plant can be. It seems it can be used for food, fuel, medicinal purposes, preventing erosion, purifying poisoned water and more!
Once upon a time, there was a king who died in battle, after most of his men had deserted him and fled. The old king bled to death; and on the spot where he died, he was laid to rest in a cist of stone. But one day, in a time of need, the king will rise again, with his twelve warriors, and come back to help his people…
Skeleton found last year in the wood not far from the stone circle.
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