Jack’s Walk

Yarrow, ©voyager, all rights reserved

Yarrow grows wild around the Thames River where Jack and I took the briefest of walks today. The weather outside is oppressively humid and neither the beast nor myself do well in this kind of weather.


  1. Nightjar says

    I love how the dark green background makes the flowers pop! Beautiful photo.

    Over here it still feels like March or something. I don’t even like summer that much, but even I am beginning to miss it. This weather just feels weird this time of the year.

  2. springa73 says

    I feel for you and Jack. It’s very humid where I live, too, and very uncomfortable for someone like me who sweats very easily and doesn’t like humidity!

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    We still seem to share the weather. Let’s keep as cool and hydrated as we can.

    In Finnish this plant is siankärsämö. That would be something like pig’s nose plant (sika = pig, genitive sian, kärsä = the nose of a pig or trunk of an elephant).

  4. voyager says

    Thanks. Today I’d welcome a cool day, but truthfully I’d feel cheated if summer stayed like spring.
    Thanks. You’re right…humidity sucks.
    Who knew sheep were so smart.
    Ice Swimmer
    Thanks. The centers of the flowers do look like little pigs noses!

  5. rq says

    Known as pelašķis here, a medicinal herb to make teas or compresses. Usually white but sometimes with a pale pink tone.This is a lovely shot, beautifully framed and the focus is perfect.

  6. Tethys says

    The focus is indeed, perfect. Great shot showing the intricate details of a common plant. It’s latin name is Achillea millefolium, after Achilles who was schooled in it’s use by the Centaurs according to myth. Another common name is woundwort, and it’s used as an effective compress to staunch bleeding. The wiki entry on yarrow contains this interesting factoid.

    Before the arrival of monocultures of ryegrass, both grass leys and permanent pasture always contained A. millefolium at a rate of about 0.3 kg/ha. At least one of the reasons for its inclusion in grass mixtures was its deep roots, with leaves rich in minerals. Thus its inclusion helped to prevent mineral deficiencies in the ruminants to which it was fed.

    Smart sheep.

  7. says

    As for the weather, we’re looking towards the arrival of the heat wave, but so far it’s still OK inside.
    Thank goodness for the insulation. As my granbdpa always said, what is good against cold is good against heat.

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