Saturday, 21 July 2012

Sunshine!


Oh joy! Blue skies, fluffy white clouds, plants daring to lift up their heads after weeks of being bowed down by the rain.... This is a humble buddleia bush (buddleia davidii) on the allotments in front of Salts Mill chimney. They grow semi-wild all over the place - a shrub that self-seeds prolifically and colonises waste ground, derelict buildings (you sometimes see them sprouting out of the actual masonry) and railway embankments.  Though they're so 'common' and tend to be looked down on as a weed, I really like them.  I love the colour and I like that they're a brilliant food plant for butterflies.

Photo taken on my iPhone (woo hoo!)

9 comments:

  1. A post entitled "Sunshine"? I really have to check that out! Not much about here yesterday but this morning has dawned bright and clear. How wonderful is that?

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  2. Yes, I can confirm that we have seen it here, too!

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  3. An interesting shot. Nature and past industry together. It is nice to have a break from the rain. Us too, but it is still too wet in the garden.

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  4. Weeds? We plant and nurture them, and call them Butterfly Bush.

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  5. Butterfly plant in bloom, blue skies and soft puffy clouds. Sounds like a little bit of heaven. I have this plant at my house. I had to purchase as they are not wild in New York. Lovely shots.

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  6. It is a beautiful color of butterfly bush. I like your background that you chose for that too.

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  7. A nice image celebrating simple life.

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  8. They are not wild here in Toronto either but are beautiful when cultivated in the garden.

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