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Love things booky from medieval texts to blogs. Supporter of libraries. Enjoy calligraphy, making stuff, wild gardening and nature. Married to
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If my hands hadn't been shaking with the cold I could have been persuaded Summer was lingering in Trellech this morning! Temperature reading in the car said 2°C
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anneontheshelf Nov 18
We pass a peaceful gateway on our way to Beacon Hill. Further on a chill breeze rustles the remaining leaves on a young Oak while underneath leaves recall recent rains. Western Gorse glows.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
Replying to @medievalmarilyn
Glad to hear it!
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
Replying to @wildflower_hour
Thank you! I have been surprised to find so many. Plants seem to fighting back through the rain.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
Replying to @nervousbotanist
Thank you! I did look at that. I don't often see I. conyzae so happy!
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
The ever reliable Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum showing, in this case, purple anthers and cheering up another wet day. Named after herbalist Robert of Molesme b.1027 and a founder of the Cistertian Order.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
9 A very late flowering Cow Parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris, I think. Bracteoles but no bracts, purple unspotted stem. In a very sheltered position on the sunny side of a narrow path between two hedges. Lower Wye Valley.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
8 Wild Carrot, Daucus carota displaying large, finely divided bracts. This is flowering in a sheltered position in a hedge bottom at Monmouth's former Troy Railway Station. Other nearby plants are well into seedhead stage.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
7 Centaurea nigra, Common Knapweed, a little frost caught, at Monmouth's former Troy Railway Station. The flower stalk is swollen below the bracts. The long hair like teeth can be seen on the bracts.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
6 Bit frosted but has stamens and kidney shaped anthers so I reckon this is Great Mullein, Verbascum thapsus just about in bloom- but very late! The leaf wings extend into stem. Former Troy Railway Station, Monmouth.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
4 +5 Sheltered Hedge Woundwort, Stachys sylvatica showing some glandular hairs and Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber and its white form. All on Wye Valley village pathway.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
3 Greater Periwinkle, Vinca major, I think. Hopefully enough of bud to see twist and also tiny hairs on leaf edge. Flowers were large. Wales Coast Path, near Black Rock, Chepstow.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
2 Same colony of probable Musk Thistle, Carduus nutans that gave rise to talk of hybrid with Welted, C. crispus 6.10.19. Single, nodding, flattened globular fragrant flower heads, discontinuous spiny wings? Gloucs
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
1 Conyza sp, most likely Canadian Fleabane, C. canadensis on the Wales Coast Path near Black Rock, Chepstow. Bracts green with pale margins, blooms in loose clusters, mid green lanceolate leaves with straight hairs.
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anneontheshelf Nov 17
A walk over Bigsweir Bridge, Gloucestershire at lunchtime to visit the ancient Sweet Chestnut avenue near Offa's Dyke.
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anneontheshelf Nov 16
So atmospheric, Jamie. Lucky you and super shots.
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anneontheshelf Nov 16
Yes. Can't use the like icon. I live many miles from Sheffield now but remember Rustlings Road as it was once.
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anneontheshelf Nov 16
Replying to @Barbus59 @NatureUK
Ah, glad you said that about returning fish. Didn't like to ask! Have a good weekend.
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anneontheshelf Nov 16
Replying to @Barbus59 @NatureUK
Glad to remind you of good times. You haven't changed very much! Beautiful fish.
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anneontheshelf Nov 16
Replying to @Barbus59 @NatureUK
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