Oh No !
I am going to write a post about a Speedwell flower.
I discovered one today that I hadn’t seen before, there are quite a lot of them. Anyway, you are not even in my post tonight.
Did you wash your face this morning?
Veronica filiformis. This is Slender speedwell.
Worldwide there are about 500 species in the Veronica genus and in the UK we have about two dozen different Speedwell flowers. Half of those are quite rare and the rest… Well, it is just a case of finding them and photographing them. This is number seven for me.
With so many little blue flowers around the problem is usually recognising that I am looking at a species that I haven’t seen before. It is very easy to see a little blue flower and just think, “Speedwell.”
In this case I saw a fairly dense matt of pale flowers and thought, “Wow, speedwells without any leaves.”
They do have leaves , they are just quite small.
(Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys)
(Heath Speedwell, Veronica officinalis)
(Ivy-leaved Speedwell, Veronica hederifolia)
(Persian or Common Field Speedwell, Veronica persica)
(Thyme-leaved Speedwell, Veronica serpyllifolia)
(Wood Speedwell, Veronica montana)
And now of course…
(Slender Speedwell, Veronica filiformis)
So many Veronicas 🙂
I love finding new flowers and I love my Speedwell collection. I would like to add a few more this summer.
I am sorry that this daily post is late. We have been having power cuts all day. It goes on and it goes off and it has been going on for ages, very strange. I am probably the only person being bothered by it because it is now the middle of the night and everybody else is asleep but it is still annoying me.
Fortunately I have got my “light in a bag.”
It is called a Luminaid and it is a solar charged lantern. It throws out enough light to fill the room that I am in and I can read by it and for sleeping in the woods and stuff like that it is perfect. It charges itself in the day and runs all night.
I am not being sponsored to say this but I will see if I can find a video about it because I am loving my Luminaid tonight. (Fizz hasn’t got one but she is asleep)
THIS IS NOT AN ADVERT (I think it is a kind of charity thing)
I am not sure that I am allowed to put adverts on here but nobody is getting paid for anything here and if you want one then you have to go and find one for yourself and all sorts of places sell them.
I did get approached by a company recently who asked if I would like to write about their product on my blog but I didn’t really know what it was and so that is on hold for the moment. This little light really works and deserves a free mention tonight because it is dark here. (on and off)
I might like to do some kit reviews one day. It would be things like Buffalo Pile clothing (I bought my first Buffalo sleeping bag thirty years ago), Frosts, knife makers of Sweden (they are called Mora now but I still have my “Frosty”) My little Vango wood burning stove (that has been on here once). There is kit that I have used for ages and I know that it is good but it wouldn’t be “paid for” advertising.
On that controversial note I will say Goodnight (Good morning)