Batham looking east towards Thurlestone?Somewhere in Devon...
The green algae is Ulva lactuca ("Sea Lettuce"), and the Brown seaweed (in the near ground) is Fucus spiralis ("Twisted Wrack").but it's little clumps growing in crevices.
I guess it's an old folk name from a region where they are dominantly blue. But you might also find them in white even but rather seldom in pink.. In hour language in it simply called the Wild Hyacint or the Forest Hyacint, but also mainly found and dissplayed in the color blue. I also have a plant named after it's color the Nymphaea Burgundy Princess, literaly dark red waterlily but hence it flowered twice this year and both times in White with a pink hue.Just wondering why everyone calling it Bluebells while it’s purple
Appears that way with hydrangeas. In our garden, plants sometimes change colour. We have white bluebells in some parts of the garden and blue in other parts and to the announce of the wife some of her white flowers in her white garden have gone pink. The latter are not self seeders but original plants. All makes for an interesting life.Than very likely soil acidity or alkalinity will also have effect on the flowers color development
Yeah, we moved here because we wanted to be closer to the woods We got what we wanted, lots of woods surrounding our village, which is rare here in NL. This is a few minutes walk from my home as well. Not part of the commute route thoughLovely images, especially the top pic. That's one very nice commute to work
Indeed... I remember working at a factory construction site with a specialized team flown in from the USA they were in Europe for the very first time. And they said, The Netherlands isn't a country, it's more like a relatively big city... It's nearly impossible to drive 2 miles without seeing some buildings...which is rare here in NL.
True, even here I'd have a hard time finding 2 miles without any buildings, there is always a hut, farm, mansion (or castle somewhere around But coming from Rotterdam myself, this is already amazing. Its not as bad as in China, when I was in Bejing and Shanghai I couldnt believe being in a train for an hour!!! and still not having left the city's outskirts. If the people there wanted to enjoy a forest, or something resembling that, it would take hours to get to.Indeed... I remember working at a factory construction site with a specialized team flown in from the USA they were in Europe for the very first time. And they said, The Netherlands isn't a country, it's more like a relatively big city... It's nearly impossible to drive 2 miles without seeing some buildings...
We are so used to it we do not realize it any longer. I live down south and going to Amsterdam is quite a long trip in my perception, not something i would do every week. Also no need to we have everything we need multiple times over and for the most within walking distance.
For those USA fellows, it was peanuts, they went every Friday afternoon after work to Amsterdam to have fun and came back Sunday evening. Week in, week out. They actually did what they are used to when home. In the USA or Canada, it's common practice for a lot of folks to drive 4 hours to get to the first shop to buy a bottle of milk.
Something i never experienced in my life. Can't even imagine it...
Ah nice, looking forward to seeing them! We have a few hills here too (Utrechtse heuvelrug). Foto's dont do them justice, its a lot more then it looks (especially by bike!)Relatively speaking, in terms of national forests in our country, i can not complain. I'm from what nowadays called Park City... In the Dutch Mountains so to speak. (Limbo).
Yet not posted any pictures, i rarely go out with a camera. But i will someday and show some when i go on a forest trip. I'm not sure if i'm able to at the moment, with the Stay Home Corona hype they closed down the best part for tourists. Even living only 15 minutes away from it, but outside the checkpoint borders, i'm still considered a tourist and not allowed to pass if i have no legit reason too. I try to find out if the restrictions are lifted. But that part of the country is fairly known by a lot of northern fellow countryman as Little Switzerland and go there for the holidays.
Anyway, it has quite some nice forests with some nice terrain contrasts in the valleys or on top of the hills.