'The Enchanted Castle' (1906) is a fairytale retold by Hartwell James about Lisbeth, a German girl, who is given a primrose 'key flower' by a
#fairy that opens the door to an enchanted castle "where treasures of wealth and happiness are to be found". #FairyTaleTuesday #folklorepic.twitter.com/7TzgVTMLyF
Latin names left to right: Lonicera periclymenum, Symphytum x uplandicum, Potentilla erecta, Arctium lappa, Impatiens glandulifera, Calopteryx splendens (damselfly) on Urtica dioica, Digitalis purpurea, Juncus effusus, Geum urbanum, Geranium robertianum and Matricaria chamomilla.
#wetlandplants found for #wildflowerhour at Flitwick Moor, a former mire in the valley of the River Flit, Bedfordshire: honeysuckle, comfrey, tormentil, burdock, Indian balsam, a banded demoiselle on a nettle leaf, foxglove, rush, wood avens, herb Robert & mayweed.pic.twitter.com/0J4NeSXgiy
Viper's Bugloss is of the genus Echium (from Greek 'echis' meaning viper). In olden times the plant was used as a snake repellant and an antidote to their venom. The word 'bugloss' means 'ox-tongue'; a reference to the shape and roughness of the leaves.
This Sunday 25 July
@LutonHooHotel invites you to spend an afternoon exploring their gardens and parkland once designed by Capability Brown!
Pre-booking is essential - please do not arrive without booking! Book now http://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/9012 … 12-5PM #NGS #Bedfordshirepic.twitter.com/0HLoN90tAZ
If you would like to read more of the story of 'The Voyage of Bran' you can read a synopsis here:https://bardmythologies.com/bran/
Irish legend tells that a faerie gave a silver branch of white apple blossom to Bran mac Febail & sang to him of the Isles of 'Joy' & 'Women'. Bran and his crew set out on a voyage to find them, not realising they had forfeited their ability to ever return home.
Minthe, a naiad of the River Cocytus in the Underworld, became jealous of Hades' infatuation with Persephone, claiming her own beauty to be far greater. Persephone was so enraged by this, she transformed Minthe into the plant ‘Water Mint'.
#FairyTaleTuesday #wildflowers #folklorepic.twitter.com/vgJxBWF3vc
The French Republican calendar was implemented during the French Revolution and used between 1793 and 1805. The eleventh month began on
#July 19th. It was named 'Thermidor', derived from the Ancient Greek words 'thermé' meaning 'heat' and 'dóron' meaning a gift. #heatwaveuk #OTDpic.twitter.com/cULLltwRKB
This week's wildflowers: bramble, spear thistle, hedge woundwort, cranesbill, feverfew, alsike clover, musk mallow, meadowsweet & birdsfoot trefoil. Hedge woundwort, feverfew, mallow and meadowsweet all have a scent. Some more pleasant than others!
The water lily is a birth
#flower of July. Its genus name 'Nymphaea' comes from Ancient Greek 'νύμφα', a name given to the nature spirits known as 'nymphs'. This flower embodies feminine youthfulness & #beauty. In the Language of Flowers it symbolises 'purity of heart'. #folklorepic.twitter.com/TAVgxCgumL