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Friday, 8 November 2013

Wild


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Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), Cumbria: photo by MicheleBW, 8 August 2010


A spiky
aromatic
fragrance, a bravery

Your light, which has always shown
brightest against
the darkness around it



Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), Brig o' Trams, Brough, Caithness, Scotland: photo by Shandchem, 5 August 2007
 

Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), central Scotland: photo by nz_wllowherb, 9 August 2007
 


Flora in Exclosure: Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), Lochan na Larige, Tayside, Scotland: photo by nz_wllowherb, 19 July 2009


Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), River Dochart, Killin, Scotland: photo by nz_wllowherb, 30 July 2009
 

Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), central Scotland: photo by nz_wllowherb, 9 August 2007



Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), beside exclosure Lochan na Larige dam, Tayside, Scotland: photo by nz_wllowherb, 1 August 2010

7 comments:

ACravan said...

"a bravery"

In the end, I think that's the quality I most admire. It cuts through all things and can also open you up to all things.

The lowermost wild angelica photo will stay with me the longest, I think.

Curtis

TC said...

Thanks Curtis, yes, that is one proud and unapologetic wild thing, standing tall there beneath the lowering sky "beside exclosure Lochan na Larige dam".

A handsome, rank and hardy plant that has emblematic qualities for sure.

I've been pondering the meaning of Exclosure these past few nights. It means keeping the unwanted animals out. Perhaps not always so easy.

But Wild Angelica will settle for Enclosure or Exclosure, so long as there's room to breathe.

Wooden Boy said...

Beautiful flowers, like tiny stars. And the tenacity.

Your light, which has always shown brightest against
the darkness around it.

Best kind of light there is.

TC said...

Thanks very much, Duncan.

So true, as long as there is air to breathe.

But there's a shadow, now.

vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) said...

What a moving tribute to a flower and a loved one.

Annie said...

The truest beauty, where and when it's most needed.

TC said...

Many thanks, friends.