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Flower of the moment

One open, one closed

One open, one closed

One of the good things about pruning is treading on a carpet of speedwell.

It grows round the boles of the trees where we put cow manure so maybe it was introduced by it – or just likes it.

The open flower in the photo – Common Field-Speedwell – was the last one in the patch to close before dusk yesterday.

Like Scarlet Pimpernel, speedwell is supposed to predict the weather. Apparently it closes when it’s going to rain the next day, but I find it difficult to see how such a long reach is possible, especially since it closes for the night in between.

I think it must be more a flower of the moment.

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