curtains and carpets
Went into the woods.🌲
there must be fairies living in these woods 🧚♀️🍄
Barn owls by Steve Creek on Flickr
Eden by Keith Kingston on Flickr
February 9, 2021 - Long-tailed Thrush (Zoothera dixoni)
These thrushes are found in forests and high-altitude shrublands from the central Himalayas in India, Bhutan, and Nepal into southern China, and in northern parts of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. They have often been observed foraging on the ground in small flocks. Breeding from May to July, they build large cup-shaped nests from twigs and moss, lined with grass and placed in a low tree. Females lay clutches of three eggs.
Snowdrop…(Galanthus nivalis) by Adam Swaine
One of the first signs of spring. While not native to these shores, these hardy flowers have become a familiar indicator of the shifting seasons and a sure sign that warmer weather is on its way Snowdrops are found across the UK. They favour damp soil and are often found in broadleaved woodland and along riverbanks, but can also be seen in parks, gardens, meadows and scrub. The species normally flowers in January and February,
Siberian late summer-early fall sunset
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Alcea rosea, the common #hollyhock , is an #ornamental dicot flowering plant in the family Malvaceae.
It was imported into Europe from southwestern #China during, or possibly before, the 15th century. William Turner, a herbalist of the time, gave it the name “holyoke” from which the English name derives.
Alcea rosea is variously described as a biennial (having a two-year life cycle), as an annual, or as a short-lived perennial. It frequently self-sows, which may create a perception that the plants are perennial.
The plant may flower during its first year when sown early. It will grow in a wide range of soils, and can easily reach a height of 8 ft (2.4 m)
The flowers are in a range of #colours from white to dark red, including pink, yellow and orange. Different colours prefer different soils.
The darker red variety seems to favour sandy soils, while the lighter colour seems to favour clay soils. The plants are easily grown from seed, and readily self-seed. However, tender plants, whether young from seed or from old stock, may be wiped out by slugs and snails.
The foliage is subject to attack from rust (Puccinia malvacearum), which may be treated with fungicides. Commercial growers have reported that some closely related species (Althaea rugosa and Althaea ficifolia) are resistant to this fungus.
Original photo by: Pure julia - upsplash
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(at Bothell, Washington)
February 24, 2021
My walk today, went for miles around the entire estate where I live, but the pathways have changed and I couldn’t get back into my housing estate.. so I just carried on walking! Ended up being a really nice walk, saw new flowers starting to bud, found a stream (Luna had a sniff around but was unsure of getting into the water). Got really muddy! Much needed walk I feel good :)
Garlic chives peeking through!