Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Pentaglottis and Cow Parsley


I washed my bedding when I got home after my last night shift and as usual hung it on the field gate to dry when I went to bed.
It tells people I am home
It's a lovely day, bright, warm and full of birdsong.
I took advantage of the fact that the council workmen have not cleared the grass in the Churchyard and cut myself a large bunch of the blue Pentaglossis which I have coupled up with Cow Parsley from the lane in a spare jug for the kitchen table.
It feels so good to be free of work for a few days

39 comments:

  1. beautiful bouquet - and who doesn't love clean sheet day! enjoy your few days off!

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  2. Enjoy your well-deserved time off!

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  3. OMG, soooo pretty! 💙🤍💙🤍💙🤍💙

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  4. John I find your attitude to life so heart-warming. And those flowers are so pretty.

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  5. Barbara Anne3:04 pm

    What lovely flowers and am glad you saved this lot from being mowed flat!

    Hurray for pretty, warm weather when you're off work for several days! How shall you spend the time?

    I recently saw a cartoon of two birds talking together. One birds says to the other, "I don't know why I got up early all those mornings to get the worm. Yesterday I slept in and simply got a different worm!"

    Hugs!

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  6. Lovely flowers! Enjoy your days off - hope they are sunny and relaxing. You deserve it!

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  7. John, one of my favorite colors - that blue. I love the "natural" bouquet. I can smell the clean sheets. S'matter of fact, I'm going outside now to bring mine in off the clothesline. Hope your day is all you could hope for. Hugs from across "The Pond."

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  8. Flowers cut from nature are one bright warm spots in this pandemic.

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  9. Beautiful flowers ♥️

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  10. That bouquet is stunningly beautiful and beats any shop bought flamboyance. And such a short supply chain too.

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  11. Pretty flowers and the lovely feeling of fresh sheets!

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  12. I has got to be pretty stressful right now at work. Enjoy your time off.

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  13. Lovely flowers. Enjoy your time off work!

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  14. Enjoy your days off, flowers are lovely.

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    1. Choir tonight, catch up with friends on line tomorrow x

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  15. We've got that pentaglottis (which we call green alkanet or, improperly, borage) all over our garden. The bees LOVE it. Yours looks like it has more solid stems than ours. The stems here are very fleshy and I'm not sure they'd work as cut flowers, though I've never tried. I love cow parsley!

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    1. I always thought borage was different xx

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    2. It is.

      Jo in Auckland

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    1. It was just nice to be in the sun picking them

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  17. Looks lovely - pentaglottis sounds like a disease of the mouth!!

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    1. Not the nicest name for a flower I agree

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  18. Hope you can relax, and enjoy the dogs and the sunshine. I love clean bedding!

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  19. Clean sundried bedding is bliss. Years back I stayed at a Bed and Breakfast that dried their sheets draped over lavender bushes, and remember it very, very fondly.
    I like your vase of flowers too.

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    1. I'm planning to grow a line of lavender on my field

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  20. One of the small joys in life is clean sheets.

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    1. jacquieB8:00 am

      These days it's one of the very biggest joys of life

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  21. I've hung our sheets in the sun as well. A true joy to be able to do so. Wild Anemone quinquefolia are growing in our woods

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  22. I thought your pentaglottis was next to your tonsils.

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    1. Hahaha... sounds like it.

      Jo in Auckland

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  23. Love the blue and white together, fresh and free what could be better; except of course clean sheets. What a a day. Hope the choir catch up was magnifique.

    Jo in Auckland

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  24. I am hanging out for Sunday night at 11.30pm when my evening shifts finish and I get my days off.

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  25. Lovely bouquet of wild flowers enjoy your days of.

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  26. jacquieB8:10 am

    Had to look up Pentaglottis. As I thought it's the flower that I know as Alkanet.
    Sundried sheets with a vase of ox-eye daisies in my blue and white bedroom and the sun streaming this morning.

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  27. Hanging clean sheets to let people know you're home reminds me of how royalty fly a special flag to signal they are in residence.

    So wonderful to sleep on air-crisped sheets!

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