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Geometry in blue

June 27, 2016 Leave a comment
A single bloom of cupid's dart

A single bloom of cupid’s dart

The flower is not fully open – the centre ring is folded over the stamens.

It’s also sprinkled with drops of rain from a brief shower.

The best and the brightest

January 3, 2016 2 comments

Here is a selection of some of the flowers still in bloom this relatively warm winter.

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Patterns

August 8, 2013 4 comments

Scabious flower 2Scabious flowers, being organic, don’t follow quite the same principle as snowflakes.

But look closely and there’s infinite variety on a theme – just like with snowflakes.

And all in a wasteland flower, viewed with the naked eye.Scabious flower 3Scabious flower

Chicory flower

July 31, 2013 3 comments
A rare sight in the full sun

A rare sight in the midday sun

The flowering of wild chicory coincides with the hot weather.

The stems are a stringy, nobbly mesh covered in buds, a number of which bloom each day to create a breath-taking early-morning display.

Usually by mid-morning the day’s crop is so shrivelled it scarcely has any colour.

But, for some strange reason, not today.

The chicory flowers have stayed open, so I took advantage.

Chicory has a host of culinary uses, but for me it’s just a visual feast.

Bindweed

July 28, 2013 2 comments
Bindweed flower

Bindweed flower

This attractive plant is about as insidious as they come.

The wet spring seems to have suited it and its little satellite-dish flowers are peeping everywhere.

Normally I try to head it off at the pass before it gets the chance to flower; now I have to try and stop it seeding.

Not that it would make a lot of difference because it sprouts from  the root.

And the roots go on and on under the soil, dipping in the black waters of Hades, probably.

I can’t believe the speed at which it grows, twining its stems round plants I want to keep so that it’s less in danger.

It’s worse than wild clematis, and that’s saying something.