7 Oct 2011

wild flowers on Braunton Burrows

Wild flowers abound on    


about 5 miles from Woolacombe



unfortunately I haven't a clue what this is called (bet somebody out there can help)

as with this flower


I thought this was a thistle at a distance but close-up it is obviously
nowhere near a thistle!.....
(again if anyone can help) -

I think I need a book on wild flowers don't you.....





10 comments:

  1. Can't help you with the name of the flowers, but they are gorgeous! Esp. the second one, never seen before.

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  2. These flowers are beautiful! I have no idea what they are though!

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  3. WOW! What great flowers in your part of the world! Have you painted them yet?

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  4. Awesome photos! Brilliant colors and clarity! ~ hugs and namaste, Carol ^_^

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  5. Hi Judy,
    Annie,
    Robin and Carol :

    glad you like these photos, I will try to get round to painting them one day, but somehow I don't think I will do them justice, certainly the second one looks tricky!

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  6. I think the top one is Purple Loosestrife, well a variety of them anyway, we have them over this side of the pond, but they aren't native. The second one I don't know, I have wildflower books but only for the US/Canada and this isn't one of ours. Beautiful both of them.

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  7. Hi Kathy, Great...just looked up the Purple Loosestrife and I do believe you are spot on. Thanks so much for that.

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  8. Hi Ann! I think that's a loosestrife too but am unsure of the second. There is a book I saw when I Googled called the Wild flowers of Braunton Burrows which might be a buy for your bookshelves. There's some lovely painting material here.

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  9. Thanks Judith - I'll google the book, it sounds a good one especially for these unusual plants (of which there are many over at Braunton Burrows), cheers...ann.

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  10. Really great photos Ann. I love the shallow depth of field.

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