ancient plant

More than 30 thousand years ago a squirrel stashed her winter nuts in a burrow. For some reason the cache of more than 600 thousand fruits and seeds became inaccessible – buried perhaps, or flooded. The whole burrow, at the tundra’s edge, froze immediately and remained in the permafrost for millennia. This ancient larder wasContinue reading “ancient plant”

gorse

I love the way this image bursts open on the page – its so starry and clearly a “five” from – a pentagon/pentangle – I wonder if this is accidental or if it invites us into the growth pattern of gorse… must find out…. https://www.gardenista.com/posts/gardening-101-gorse/ I have been surprised by the popping of gorse andContinue reading “gorse”

Thistle

Thistle, the thistle this time of year has die back and these rosettes are the promise for the spring, reminding me of the story of Oein DeBhairduin’s story of Why the Dandelions Grow… I can see the star formation clearly in the thistle and its nice to think about earth bound things rooted and reachingContinue reading “Thistle”

Grasses

I am dipping into Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and, curious to see how it looks, I did a search for “sweetgrass” the first link to show was https://www.gouldings.ie/our-products/fertiliser/sweetgrass-fertiliser/ probably the bots in action. The Latin name for Kimmerer’s American Sweetgrass is Hierochloe odorata, meaning Sacred fragrant grass https://blackstemplants.co.uk/hierochloe-odorata.html this one is rare inContinue reading “Grasses”