The Old Forge
From a very small garden pond, this is the slightly less well known buff yellow variant of the stinking iris (Iris foetidissima), so called because if you lightly pinch its leaves it gives off a smell redolent of beef-flavoured crisps. As well as having this rather delightful flower, this iris also produces bright red berries in split pods over the winter.
20.6.2014 (2216 hr)
Consecutive Blip #160
Stinking Iris II
Lens: 35 mm Macro
Old Forge series
Sunday 8 June 2014: Bowood 2014 #22: Bowood Dog Show (posted 20.6.2014)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Cliff Richard and the Young Ones - Living Doll (recorded 29 January 1986)
Not what Lionel Bart had in mind when he wrote it (as a rock'n'roll number) for Cliff's debut acting role in the film Serious Charge. Cliff's subsequent recording of the song as a ballad gave him his first number one. This version was recorded for a Comic Relief charity single.
R.I.P. Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall (b. 7 March 1958, Harlow; d. 9 June 2014, Barnes)