The Old Forge (Wednesday 17th July 2019)
This is the first time this black spidery plant has flowered in the garden, taking me by surprise when it appeared overnight. It turns out to have tiny harebell-like flowers and apparently will form black berries later in the season. It is Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrascens' , native to Japan, and most commonly known as Black Mondo Grass but is also called Black Dragon, Ebony Knight, Arabicus or Black Lily-Turf.
18.7.2019 (2217 hr)
Blip #2987 (#2737 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #058
Blips/Extras In 2019 #164/265 + #061/100 Extras
Day #3401 (761 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2131 (#1972 + 159 in archived blips)
Old Forge series
Woodland Garden (July 2019) (Flickr album)(Work in progress)
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Red) and Pentax D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 WR lens
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Sandy Denny - Whispering grass (Don't tell the trees) (recorded August 1973, Sound Techniques, Chelsea, London)
Sandy Denny (vcl) with Diz Disley (ac gtr), Ian Armit (pno), Danny Thompson (ac bass), Dave Mattacks (dr). (Brass. arr. Bob Leaper)
Sandy Denny went all the way back to the Ink Spots in 1940 for this single, taken from from Like An Old Fashioned Waltz, but made it completely her own.
One year ago: