A dark green lichen has colonised the ice-age striations in this outcrop of granite. … Continue readingLichen and striations
Dandelions, the prettiest weeds in gold and green, so quickly go to seed. There’s a British folk-custom of blowing on the seedheads to “tell the time”. The hour is the number of breaths it takes to blow off all the seeds. I was surprised to discover this is unknown in Sweden when I previously published a photo of a dandelion seedhead and asked “What’s the time?” … Continue readingDandelion seedhead
The Internet tells me that the Oxel (Sorbus intermedia) is called Swedish Whitebeam in English, and that it is a natural cross (a hybrid) of the Common Whitebeam and the Mountain Ash. This photo taken in Färjenäs park. … Continue readingOxel blossom
May your summer be spent in clover! It’s hard, deliberately to catch a bee in flight – this photo is a result of happy chance. Can’t see the bee? Look at the detail crop below.
… Continue readingBee in clover
White lilac frames a private house on a hill at Färjenäs. The lilacs blossomed early this year and caught me out. Now when I took my camera on a lilac hunt so many were blown, but here in the shadow of Älvsborgsbron I found a few still pristine. … Continue readingLilacs