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Don't expect anything too high-tech or flashy, this is simply a 'diary' to share some of my photos, thoughts and observations - with a particular bias towards the natural world and the countryside around my home.
Sunday, 10 June 2012
A walk, this morning, around the lakes of Straw's Bridge. The sun shone for a change and it turned out to be quite warm. So, it was a delight to see the Daisies (Bellis perennis) all in flower on the banks of Swan Lake.
As well as these well-known little daisies growing among the grass, there were lots of their taller cousins, the Ox-Eye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare).
Also known as Dog Daisy, Margarite and even Moon Daisy, it is a perennial herb and rather common in the UK. Apparently, the unopened flower buds can be picked and pickled and eaten as 'capers'. Perhaps we'll give it a go!