The Lozarithm Lens

By lozarithm

The Old Forge (Monday 10th June 2019)

I always enjoy seeing this springing from cracks in the walls or in shady corners. I saw a lot of it in the church yard at Great Chalfield Manor in May and asked a visitor there if she knew its name as I couldn't recall it. It turned out wildflowers were her hobby and she instantly identified it as a toadflax, which I now know to be ivy-leaved toadflax (cymbalaria muralis), naturalised here after finding its way from Europe c. 1640.

As it is definitely a wildflower I'm entering it into the WildFlower Week Challenge, with thanks to Miranda1008 for hosting.

A little later I saw a large clump of it in Christie's garden in Melksham and blagged a small section of it from her to grow in the circle of stones that surround my central round bed. In the meantime, though, Refna has planted it in a patio tub for me to get it started.

I have tried to photograph this a few times recently with DSLRs and found either the colour rendition was off or the depth of field so shallow that too many flowers were thrown out of focus, but my iPad in 'HDR' mode (I'm suspicious as to how HDR it actually is) has produced the best result.

And with that I have finally caught up with myself, if only momentarily.

10.6.2019 (1830 hr)
(edited 2120 hr)

Blip #2950 (#2700 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #021
Blips/Extras In 2019 #127/265 + #052/100 Extras
Day #3364 (761 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2094 (#1935 + 159 in archived blips)

HDR series
Wildflowers series
iPad series
Flora series
Old Forge series

The Woodland Garden (June 2019) (Flickr album)(Work in progress)

Taken with Apple iPad Air 2

Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' At Midnight (recorded July 1951, Memphis Recording Services, Memphis TN)
Howlin' Wolf (vocal, harmonica) with Pat Hare (probably)(guitar) and Willie Steele (drums)
This was produced and recorded by Sam Phillips before he had founded Sun Records (though at the same studio) and discovered Elvis Presley. He was then mostly recording black rhythm and blues artists such as the incomparable Howlin' Wolf (born Chester Burnett, originally he was a DJ known as The Howlin' Wolf). When he heard Howlin' Wolf, he said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies.'" and later described this recording as "the most different record I ever heard".
This was Wolf's first single, leased to Chess Records. Originally the A-side, it lost out to How Many More Years? on the other side in popularity at the time.
Cerys Matthews played this on her Radio 2 Blues Show  today, noting that it was his birthday. He was born 10 June 1910 in White Station MS.

One year ago:
Melksham (River Avon)

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