mb - Before the lawn got cut - Ajuga reptans

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© mARTin on May 11, 2008

Ach ist der Frühling schön, leider vergänglich wie Du treffend titelst.


Ryan Calhoun on May 11, 2008

Wow, I've never seen wildflowers like that. Wonderful shot, May, especially with the backlit glowing petals against that nice bright green.


Margrit M. Berger (S… on May 12, 2008

Martin, ja, leider ist es so. Die Zeit vergeht viel zu schnell. Geniessen wir den Frühling, solange er da ist! :) Herzliche Grüsse, May

Ryan, their name is Ajuga reptans. I think, in English it's called Bugleweed. It's considered to be a weed. I like most weed plants! Like all of them, this little beauty belongs to nature's drugstore and has a healing effect.

Greetings, May

thor☼odin™ on May 15, 2008

Hallo May is this beautiful meadow your lawn?? wow-lucky you :) Cheers, Peter

Margrit M. Berger (S… on May 17, 2008

Peter, thank you! Yes, I am lucky, because I don't have to cut the lawn, it's not mine! :)) I love wild gardens! This lawn was cut the next day, but yesterday I found all those pretty flowers were back again. ;) They have a special system of roots, which spreads below the surface, it's a splendid example of surviving. :)

Greetings, May

ai savery on May 21, 2008

Weeds too beautiful to cut, and I'm glad to hear they are survivors. A beautiful colorful springtime photo, May. Greetings from alicia

Margrit M. Berger (S… on May 22, 2008

Yes, I protect them whenever I can, Alicia! :) The weeds are often pretty flowers. Those flowers above seem to be much bigger in the photo, than they really are and people often just don't notice them. And that's the advantage of the photo or drawings, that we can give them more weight.

Greetings, May

pedrocut on May 1, 2009


Lovely photo of a plant that I always get mixed up with Self Heal (Prunella Vulgaris), here is a link to a web image.

I have an old book that used to belong to my uncle that is falling apart, but takes most of its information from Gerard’s Herbal that was written, I believe, in the 1600’s. I will have to find it; Self Heal is a great name for a plant!

As an interest I looked in my big book and it gives some insight into the English name of Bugle. Apparently it is nothing to do with the musical instrument but to the dark, lustrous and long glass beads which were sewn on to clothes as ornaments.

Regards Peter

Margrit M. Berger (S… on May 1, 2009

Peter, thank you for noticing this little plant among my gallery. In this photo I took care to get the backlight caught in them. Some other time I will do a nice macro. I have found an excellent photo. And you might be interested in this site as well, where you will find some other interesting explanation to why it's called 'bugle'. :) On the bottom of the page is also an interesting link to 'Self Heal'.

Best regards, May

pedrocut on May 2, 2009

Thank you May

A lovely picture and an interesting site!

Best Wishes Peter

Theolfa on July 14, 2009

I find it hard to believe that I paid good money for a weed, May! Apart from Ajuga, other weeds in my garden are Canadian Violet, Campanula, Bishopsweed, Sorrel, and Wild Clematis. I don't tolerate dandelions! Theolfa

Margrit M. Berger (S… on July 15, 2009

Peter, thanks a lot! I actually intended to visit England's lovely countryside, but then I was only a week near Manchester and went to Ireland. Next year I hope to see some of Middle England and the South. Best wishes, May

Theolfa, thanks for visiting! I love wildflowers or weeds, as some people call them. People seem to forget, that the beautiful garden flowers are won from "weeds". I especially like dandelions, as you can guess from my dandelions' collection. They look like bright suns. :) If they wouldn't grow so easily everywhere, people would take great care to cultivate them. All is relative. :) Best wishes, May

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  • Uploaded on May 10, 2008
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    by Margrit M. Berger (S…
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3
    • Taken on 2008/05/05 09:38:41
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 46.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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