Tag Archives: British Flora

Let the Sun Shine In

Not the photo I was going to post this week, but after a week of dreary grey skies, I reckon we needed some sun. #2019picoftheweek challenge: Good as Gold For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge  see MariaAntonia Advertisements

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Moody Hemlock

I have a liking for the umbellifers as subjects for my camera. Something of their structure … appeals. This one is the notorious hemlock, sickener (killer?) of reckless boys who cut the hollow stalks to make pea-shooters of them. This … Continue reading

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Little Beads of Winter

It’s rare for the typical snow-scene to happen along the east coast of Norfolk, though it happens plenty inland. So rather than wait … #2018picoftheweek: Winter

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Cracked Colour

I make no excuse for posting another fungi photo. The contrasting colours of the clustered fungi and the flint-like flakes of the pine stump rushed at my eyes and grabbed me. Waveney Forest rises above the extensive Haddiscoe-Fritton grazing marshes. … Continue reading

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Nature’s Bounty, Bramble-Berries

Okay, so you probably know them as blackberries. But black-coloured berries proliferate in the Norfolk ‘wilds’ at this season, so let’s be specific. These are the berries of the bramble bush which offers its fruit (easy to reach for little … Continue reading

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The Garlanded Berries of Autumnal Black Bryony

Since a young child enchanted by the Flower Fairies books, Black Bryony has been one of my favourite wayside flowers. Or, more correctly, one of my favourite autumn berries. Pretty. But do not touch, for these berries are poisonous. Not … Continue reading

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A Prickly Subject

Today’s walk, from the most easterly point in England, Lowestoft, to my home town of Great Yarmouth turned up some unexpected plant life. The beach is shingle with stretches of sand. The eroding cliffs are forming sand-dunes that coastal flora … Continue reading

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