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irene.italy on September 20, 2007

Ich liebe diese Blume, sie erinnert mich sehr an meine Kindheit. schoenes Bild, ciao Irene

May M. B. (Swissmay) on September 20, 2007

Danke Irene! Dieses Heilkraut ist ein Bestandteil von Ricola und Hustensirup! :-)

Ciao! May

irene.italy on September 20, 2007

Hallo May, ich bin immer noch nicht drauf gekommen, wie man bei panoramio elections nominiert...kannst du mir bei gelegenheit schnell einen tip geben? danke! :-]

May M. B. (Swissmay) on September 20, 2007

Irene, also als 1. musst du auf diese Seite

Dort setzst du folgenden url in das Kästchen ein:


Wichtig! Du tauschst die 000 ein gegen die Zahl des Fotos, das du nominieren möchtest.

Dann kannst du es absenden.

Ich selbst werde kaum noch nominieren, auch weil es mir zeitlich zuviel wird. Ich denke, man kann doch niemals allen gerecht werden. Es gibt unzählige wunderschöne Bilder, die zu nominieren wären. Ich möchte mich einfach nur freuen an den schönen Aufnahmen, ohne *Wettkampf".

Liebe Grüsse, May

irene.italy on September 21, 2007

May, ich kann nur sagen : herzlichen Dank!! das mit dem Wettkampf sehe ich auch so. liebe Gruesse Irene

May M. B. (Swissmay) on September 21, 2007

Gern geschehen, Irene. :-)

Liebe Grüsse, May

pedrocut on April 28, 2009


Thanks for the picture of the plant we call Ribwort Plantain, I must have passed it hundreds of times but not noticed, but I will definitely look for it in future.

Looking in my big book I was interested to learn that it was used by farmers to judge the likelihood that a haystack may catch fire by the its brittleness and dryness; being a rough measure of the moisture in the stack.

On the other hand it is believed that the plantain leaves themselves provide a risk that the stack may catch fire if they were not thoroughly dried, and cause spontaneous combustion of the hay.

Thanks May, I am learning a lot of interesting things from your lovely shots

Regards, Peter

May M. B. (Swissmay) on April 28, 2009

Peter, thank you very much! Interesting, I didn't know about the use of this plant as a signal for farmers. We learn from each other. :)

Today this danger of a fire is almost eliminated, since the farmers keep the hay in bales outside of the buildings. I can well remember, how farms have been burnt down because of humidity in the haystacks, which started a biological process of fermentation and developed a very high temperature inside of the haystacks, which was likely to ignite a fire.

We use the Plantago lanceolata as a useful herb for therapies against coughs, inflammations, infections and many other ailments. Actually most of the native "weeds" are very useful and a gift of nature's pharmacy, but we (people in general) seem to have lost the knowledge of their use as herbs and prefer to pay a lot of money for artificial pills.

Warm regards, May

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  • Uploaded on September 7, 2007
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    by May M. B. (Swissmay)
    • Taken on 2005/06/15 19:24:33
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 10.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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