Thursday, 27 August 2009

after the storm

We'd all been warned about "Hurricane Bill" passing over the UK yesterday but it was a bit of a damp squib. Anyway the sun was back this morning.

27th August09, High Newton, 8am

This, I think, is perennial sow-thistle. So called as the milky sap was believed to be good for a sow's milk production so was fed to pigs. They're covering the dunes right now.

A Small White butterfly breakfasting on the thistle's dandelion like flower head. Also known as the cabbage white, but doing no-one's cabbages any harm here.

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