Pictures from today, actually! I still have hundreds, if not thousands of old photos to go through, but for once I’ve already sorted through the new pictures, so you’re getting those.
I went back through the forest to the river where I spent a lot of my teenage years… but it doesn’t quite feel the same any more. It doesn’t feel as welcoming, it doesn’t feel like home. And it’s full of unfamiliar plants.
Cornelian cherries (Cornus mas)
Common fleabane (Pulicaria dysenteria) – one of these new plants that I spent some time trying to identify when I got home.
Despite a lot of Googling, I haven’t been able to find out what this is.
I assume this is some kind of Allium
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Glutinous sage (Salvia glutinosa) – another one of those plants that weren’t there ten years ago. (Believe me, I spent enough time in that forest. If it had been there, I would have seen it.)
Wild teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) – I’ve seen the seedheads lots of time, but I’ve never seen the actual flowers before.