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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Another trip down memory lane.

Ragged Robin, Lychnis flos-cuculi

The Dutch name, Koekoek's bloem (Cuckoo flower) must be derived from the Latin name, Lychnis flos-cuculi, for this lovely flower. My latin is none to speak of (what I know is what I "pick up" from the names in natural history.)

Here you see them growing among the Buttercups along the road.

This one I've not figured out yet, and any help in identifying it is very welcome. Due to Francis' death I'm very slow in getting into spring/summer mode. It all seems to pass me by (still!) with me not really getting into gear yet.

Germander Speedwell, Veronica camaedrys

Red Clover, Trifolium pratense

Three-cornered Garlic, Allium triguetrum

Dog Rose, Rosa canina

It was Frouke, my cousin from Holland, spent a week here, recently, and she painted the bathroom (soft violet) and the livingroom in white. Plus helping me to sort out a lot of Francis' stuff in the bedroom and his workroom. Which I've reclaimed again. And this walk we did together too. To get me into the mood again of getting out onto the road.
So hopefully I'll be getting back to doing that and posting regularly again.


  1. Nice to see you back Yoke. Those wild flowers are beautiful. What a lovely variety you have there. I have a dog rose in the garden. I dug it up from an empty piece of land up the road. There were hundreds there. It's got pink flowers and when in bloom the perfume is heady.

  2. Hi Yoke,

    I think your mystery flower looks like some sort of Pea, perhaps one of the Vetch family?


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