Monday, 5 December 2011


You may like to know there's a post on my other blog Loose and Leafy - with photographs of Ivy Flowers and Berries. 


magiceye said...

wow never seen this before.
thanks for sharing!

Hermes said...

Really brings out the name

RuneE said...

I hope i keep mine a bit better than this :-)

Life Unordinary said...

what is this? some kind of vegetation? its lovely!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Magic Eye and Life Unordinary.

'Old Man's Beard' is the seed structure for the wild clematis that grows in country hedgerows. In the summer, this plant is called 'Travellers Joy'. The flowers are small but in autumn are transformed into these huge white and frothy blobs. Each one is about three inches across - so the hedge the plant has climbed over turns into a fluffy mountain!

Hello Hermes. It's a good name, isn't it?

Hello Rune. The old man's beard looks pretty at this stage but, as the season wears on, it goes tatty and grey - I certainly hope your beard will not become like that!

Toffeeapple said...

I think I have seen more of it this year than any other, I have no idea why that should be.