My Pasque flower
Yesterday my Pasque Flower was in bud today they opened up to show their beautiful yellow stamens inside.
'The pasque flower blooms around Easter : hence the name " pasque" ( meaning "like paschal",of Easter '. It was once used to dye Easter Eggs.
'According to legend it springs from the blood of Viking Warriors and grows upon their graves'. Other sources say it grows where Danes and Romans were slain.
'The Blackfoot Indians called pasque flower' Napi and used the leaves as a poultice as a counter-irritant for Rheumatism'.
It's such a pretty flower with lovely hairy leaves and beautiful seed heads.
A sunny day with a strong breeze. Spent some of the time in the garden but came in doors to watch the boat race and do some washing and tidy the kitchen.
Watching Countryfile and the Black Isle got a mention :) Getting ready to watch Vera now.
Had a redpoll at the feeder today.