Monday, 10 May 2010

Found this crowd of dandelions, walking out of the shade, they looked like they were in some procession. They never cease to amaze me, the closer i look the more beautiful they are.
They're pretty good to eat as salad vegetables as well, taste really nice, especially mixed with sorrel. They're described as a good herb to use for detoxifying, especially if mixed with nettle and burdock leaves in a herb tea.
On another note butterflies love them, they fly down in clouds to refuel after their winter's nap.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Took this photo inspired by a friend of mine, he always squats down real low to look at things, a bit like those tiny bugs. So i saw this field of wheat, and it somehow reminded me of him, so there i am lying on my belly looking into a whole field of the stuff, and while i'm trying to find the best shot, i started thinking about all that wheat and where it'd end up, and what it would be turned into??
Read that wheat had been grown in the UK for 6000 years, being brought here from the Middle East. It altered the entire social system from Hunter, Gatherer to the static agricultural society of today. Wheat grass and it's juice has remarkable curative properties, cleansing entire metabolisms, healing illnesses. Quite a miracle food.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

May Blossom

 The hawthorne hedge  opening into flower.
In medieval times, the first buds were eaten by the local people, known as 'Bread and butter'.Tastes very green, good for the health and  full of vitamins.
The  blossoms , called 'May blossoms'  are part of the decorations used in May day celebrations, were morris men dance and the May queen parade.

Monday, 3 May 2010

English Orchid

A gathering of orchids.