Saturday, 30 October 2010

Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)

I searched on the internet for a picture of Sea thrift, or Sea pinks as it is perhaps more commonly known (Armeria maritima) in Autumn, but failed to find any.  There were bazillions of pictures of the plant in Spring - covered in pretty pink flowers - but anyone can take a picture of pretty pink flowers....  What is needed is more pictures of stuff in Autumn, when the flowers have long gone and things are difficult to identify.

So this is what could be an internet first - a picture of autumnal Thrift....

Back in the good 'ol days, we used to buy our sweeties with things called 'Thre'penny Bits', which were small twelve-sided brass-coloured coins.  While they did of course have a picture of our Sovereign Leader on the A side, the B side featured a picture of Thrift.   Its amazing what Wikipedia will tell you...

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