Thursday, 29 May 2014

The Foxglove

The foxglove stands tall in the front garden, swaying gently in the breeze, she offers shelter to passing wildlife and protects her home from the influence of evil. Her wide, open mouth sings loudly "Look at me, look at me. come Closer!" Her bottom lip, a landing pad for hungry bumble bee's, her thimble shaped head make pretty hats and petticoats for fairies, who carelessly leave tiny footprints on the surface, as they play and dance. The Foxglove, invites fairies to your home and keeps evil from your door.











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14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful looking thing it is. I like the photo with the white gate in the background, it has a nicely cottagey feel to it.

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  2. A gorgeous specimen-what colours! Did you watch (or even go to) The Chelsea Flower Show last week?

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  3. What a happy, confident presence she is!
    Like a teenager who hasn't quite got the 'less is more' attitude with her lipstick yet!
    Emma :-)

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  4. Oh that's a beauty. I like the fact that it keeps evil from your door. I would like some posted just by the side of my door so that I can brandish it to ward off evil when needed.:-) You never know!

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  5. Beautiful and so unusual. I have never seen a foxglove like that before.

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  6. Such beautiful photos. I love foxgloves such pretty flowers :-)

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  7. Gorgeous words and pictures; so bright and happy! X

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  8. As I mentioned on Twitter it totally reminds me of Beatrix Potter, Jemima Puddleduck in particular! Just perfect - thank you for joining in again x

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  9. What gorgeous colours your foxglove has - our wild ones are just starting to flower in the lanes and I love watching the bees buzzing up into each "glove". Do you know how the foxglove got it's name though?

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  10. Stunning pictures!, i love the colours coming through! beautiful #HDYGG

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  11. aren;t they lovely… we planted 3 in our border and they're just starting to flower… so exciting!

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  12. Ah yes, so beautiful and so are your words and pictures. Thank you for brightening my day.

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  13. I was thinking about this post the other day. I had a Skype call from my sister when she showed me a foxglove in her garden. They are so English in my mind! She was trying to make me homesick, to get me to come home. Then, later as I asked down the street in my Canadian home, I saw...a foxglove! I thought then about this post you had written. Beautiful words

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