Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Friday, 30 September 2011

Friday Flowers



The Bells



Campanula rotundifolia


It's also known as Goblins, witches' or Pucks Thimble, and was traditionally linked to faries, witches and the Devil; and "should be picked at your peril". In Scotland it is commonly known as the Scottish Bluebell, as it is so widespread, although it is equally abundant in England and Wales.
The juice was an element in some of the witches 'flying ointment'. The name Harebells may also allude to a folk belief that witches used juices squeezed from this flower to transform themselves into Hares.




The widely distributed Harebell is easily identifiable by its fragile blue flowers that are shaped like bells and heart shaped leaves. Harebells generally grow in clumps which flower during July to September.







Enjoy the day



25 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers for a Friday breakfast time.

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  2. Such sinister tales to be associated with a delicate and pretty flower!

    Great images Keith...[;o)

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  3. Beautifully captured shots of very fragile flowers. That last one is the pick!

    Where nature Presides

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  4. Stunning
    Stunning
    Stunning
    Stunning,
    Oh, did I say stunning?
    Beautiful Keith, delicate perfection :)

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  5. Hi Keith...Absolutely most gorgeous photo's ...love them all, but the middle one is breathtaken !!
    Now for the stories behind it all...I love folklore...this a great tail ...lol..! ; }
    Hugs
    Grace

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  6. Hi Keith...Absolutely most gorgeous photo's ...love them all, but the middle one is breathtaken !!
    Now for the stories behind it all...I love folklore...this a great tail ...lol..! ; }
    Hugs
    Grace

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  7. oh, that last photo is divine! lots of lore associated with these beauties!

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  8. Beautiful pictures, I especially like the dew droplets on the last pic.

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  9. Thanks Adrian. It's been a long day here, breakfast seems so long ago lol

    Thanks Trevor. I love all the folklore associated with some of our wild flowers. Fascinating stuff.

    Thank you Duncan. The last is my favourite too :-)

    Thanks Roy.

    Gemel, thank you. :-)

    Mr Lick Lick, thanks for stopping by, and your comment.

    Thank you Grace. I love the folklore too.

    Theresa, thank you :-)

    Thanks Gillian. A popular one :-)

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  10. M, great shots. Love the last one with the droplets!

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  11. So many wild flowers are hanging on at the moment due to our warm weather... wonderful to see.

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  12. Lovely flowers beautifully captured, and with some excellent folklore.

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  13. Keith, I love the quote (and the photo). So true...so true.
    Also love those shots of the very sweet flowers!

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  14. Lovely shots of such a delicate looking flower.

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  15. Stunning delicate flowers. I love your depth of field. What lens are you using .

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  16. Wonderful collection of pictures Keith and thanks for the story. I wonder why we do not have any over ehre as we had (or still have ;-) ), elves, trolls and other ;-)

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  17. Ok, back for a while. Sorry for delay in replies.

    Horst, thank you.

    Thanks Andrew. Quite a few still hanging on. :-)

    Thanks Bob.

    Thank you Adam.

    Thanks Jean. Glad you like the Pheasant picture. :-)

    Indrani, thank you.

    Thank you John.

    Thanks Lisa. I think the first two were with the sigma macro, 105mm; and the last one with my 100-400 zoom.

    Thanks Chris. Good to know the elves are doing well :-)

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  18. I see these around but never looking as pretty as you have presented them.

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  19. Thanks Hilary. They are such delicate looking plants. Just beautiful.

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