Sunday, 22 September 2013

More iPhone Pics

Chicory, Cichorium intybus, in Jubilee Country Park.  21 July 2013.
Chicory, Cichorium intybus, in Jubilee Country Park.  21 July 2013.
Here are a few more iPhone pics taken during the year.  There's a bit more of nature in this set.

The first one is a bank of chicory in Jubilee Country Park.  The park has this flower as its emblem.  I took this shot to show the white-flowered plant in the foreground.  It seems to be a natural variety. 

The salad chicory plant is a different subspecies, but you can certainly eat these flowers, if you are prepared to chance the possibility that they have dog urine on them.  It's a popular park!

Hayes Common, 20 June 2013.
Hayes Common, 20 June 2013.
Someone had left this lighted candle on the barrier.  Probably it had been there since the night before.  It's vanilla and hazlenut scented, which sounds quite tasty.

Railway bridge on Tiepigs Lane, Hayes.  20 June 2013.
Railway bridge on Tiepigs Lane, Hayes.  20 June 2013.
I took this because it seemed to be in a state of disrepair - and it's a well-used bridge, with 8 or more trains an hour, and it's my route into London, so I did wonder how long it would be left to deteriorate.  But it has since been repaired. 

The sign on the left identifies the bridge and gives a phone number.  So if it falls down, we will know who to call, if we can get the sign out from under the rubble.

Rowan trees on Ashdown Forest.  6 August 2013.
Rowan trees on Ashdown Forest.  6 August 2013.
Two beautiful Rowan trees on Ashdown Forest.  Rowans put on a lovely show in the second half of the summer.

1 comment:

  1. The beautiful Rowans sent me to Wikipedia, where I found an unusually thorough and interesting etymological essay. I don't think much of ladies' novels fascination with rowans and witches. Tolkien, of course, as first a philologist, was interested enough to use them. The only other male author I can think of who liked witches was Terry Pratchett, but of course those titles were books for little girls. I still like the rats better. But the trees are indeed lovely and interesting.