ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Friday, 24 August 2012

TWICE WRITHEN. (24/08/12)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      Disc Harrowing in the dark……..This was a one hit shot as no sooner had I got set up than he stopped harrowing. I was hoping to build up a row of light trails. I win some and I lose some.

Today has been a day of heavy showers. What with the rain and my feeling out of sorts there is little to report.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The other day I proudly identified this as Common Bistort. KEITH thought it might be Amphibious Bistort. I have spent an entertaining and rainy half hour reading all about it. I’m still not able to identify it with any certainty but am much wiser. It is also known as, Twice Writhen, Adderwort, Snakeweed. It is eaten as a vegetable in spring, is made into a pudding with nettles and barley. The roots are ground up and cure almost every nasty affliction known to man. Have a look……A MODERN HERBAL. Worth a read if it’s raining with you.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABulrush or Mace Reed. I quite like them but these need thinning out. They have done as they always do and taken over this pond.

The dogs had another good day.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Filthy but happy.

I was trying to get pictures of frogs. I saw frogs but the helpers were not much help.

Have a great, if damp weekend.

11 comments:

  1. Love 'em, the dogs I mean. And the Bulrush, superb.

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  2. The dogs look to be having a whale of a time.

    Interesting link too.

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  3. We call the bulrush "cattail" here in the US. I haven't seen any in a very long time. Maybe it's gone the way of bittersweet. The disappearance of the latter was due to, I think, poison the farmers used in the 1970-1980s.
    I love that your dogs are as helpful as my cats are! They are so cute!

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  4. Cattails are very beneficial as they take care of many pollutants in water so you have a healthy pond with these on the edge.

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    1. They need managing. They do help to clean water but eventually they take over.

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  5. My Mum always had Bulrushes in a large vase. I thought that I'd share that with you and the world at large.

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  6. I love the landscape..the dogs are cute....have a nice day

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  7. Mud laden dogs are happy dogs!
    Have a great weekend, too, Adrian.

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  8. Wonderful photos of your very happy doggies. Love the farm setting you are parked at. Such beautiful surroundings. Have a great Sunday.

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  9. Your new spot looks like puppy heaven. Great companions....and cute, filthy or clean:)

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