Saturday, August 16, 2008
It's Saturday, which means it's PhotoHunt day. For once, I actually remembered! Today's theme is Colorful - or Colourful, as we Brits normally spell it.
Some of you may have seen one or two of these images before. I've just bought a new laptop, and don't have any of my images on it yet. So I've raided my Picasa web albums for these.
This first shot shows some red valerian, which grows freely on walls in most coastal areas of the UK.
Here's a big swathe of red valerian growing on a wall in a local coastal village called Langland.
These pretty yellow flowers are celandines. They're wild flowers which bloom during springtime.
Here's a close cousin of the celandine, the buttercup, also a springtime wild flower.
The next few shots are of plants I have in my garden. This pink perennial is a hardy geranium, or cranesbill, not to be confused with the unrelated annual geranium, which is a member of the pelargonium family.
This pretty purple flower is called campanula carpathica, and hails from the Carpathian mountains. It grows on my garden walls, with this clump having seeded itself on some nearby steps.
Sadly, I no longer have this African daisy in my garden. It was killed off by frost.
This flower is St. John's Wort, or Rose of Sharon, as it's also known. The plant has healing properties and its extract can be used to make a natural anti-depressant.
This last one is fleabane, although I have no idea if it really does chase fleas away. I have a huge clump of it growing on my front wall, but this image was taken of someone else's fleabane.
That's my PhotoHunt for today. Have a great weekend!