Blushing nature

First day of what I guess is the first ‘autumn month’. It didn’t feel like it, because it was seriously warm and sunny – I almost regretted wearing trousers – but now and again, a flash of red caught my eye in a ditch or a shrubbery, and I knew that yes, autumn really is approaching.

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The willow herb is among the first to greet the new season. Its leaves turn a red that’s sometimes hard to believe is real.

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Each leaf, in its own time.

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I love how they curl at the edges, as if snuggling into themselves to sleep.

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Some seeds are still clinging to the stem, afraid of where they’ll end up if they allow the wind to bear them away.

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5 thoughts on “Blushing nature

  1. Pete Hillman September 1, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    It looks like Rosebay Willowherb. Beautiful colours and light you have captured.

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    • Ingela Bohm September 1, 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you! I bow to your expertise – I only know them as “rallarros”: navvy’s rose. 🙂

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      • Pete Hillman September 1, 2016 / 6:30 pm

        I have always enjoyed this plant, on how it tends to grow in drifts with its tall spires of beautiful flowers. The leaves look beautiful as they turn to autumn, as you have captured so so.

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