Monday, 4 May 2015

jack-in-the-pulpit, blissfully peaceful

Gorgeous bank holiday west Oxfordshire weather.

I took the photo above in Calcroft Lane earlier, continuing yesterday's green theme. I always think of this plant as lords-and-ladies and occasionally as cuckoo pint. But the Wild Flowers website adds Jack-in-the-pulpit and naked boys... The plant is also poisonous - the red berries that appear later in the year causing various skin irritation problems, according to the Poison Garden.

When I'd taken the photo I suddenly realised how still the lane was. It and the surrounding farmland were blissfully peaceful. A distant corner of rural west Oxfordshire.

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