Holly — Flower of the Day Dec 10

Holly leafs and berries by Jez Braithwaite
Holly leafs and berries
Holly leafs and berries in silvertone by Jez Braithwaite
Holly leafs and berries in silvertone

Fan Of… #45 — Flowering Cacti

Hi all 😁 Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking “I’m a fan of…” (see below for how to).

This week’s Fan Of… is flowering cacti. I’ve featured cacti before in the series, but I bought these two the other day and thought they were fully deserving of their own post.

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Rimie Jennie Nettle — Things in Scots #6 and Flower of the Day Dec 06

Hi all 😁 and welcome to December’s project: Things in Scots. This month I am collaborating with my wife, Susan (☜ follow this link to see her post), and we’ll be posting daily — Things in Scots (great title eh? πŸ˜‚).

Todays post is a 2fer, linking up with ☞ Cee’s Flower of the Day and keeping my series of frosty posts going.

Rimie jennie nettle (frosty stinging nettle); also known as a jaggie nettle or jobbie nettle.

Rimie jaggie nettles
Rimie jaggie nettles
Rimie jaggie nettles in noir by Jez Braithwaite
Rimie jaggie nettles in noir

All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.

As we do these posts, we’re learning as well; so we apologise in advance for any mistakes ☺️

If any of you out there have a burning desire to know the Scots word for anything πŸ€”, please let us know!

Hae a guid day 😁

Oil on Water — Water Water Everwhere #4

Hi all 😁 Feel free to join in whenever you have a water picture to post (any type of water will do). See below for how to join the fun 😁

Oil floating on water by Jez Braithwaite
Oil floating on water

How To Join In

  1. 1 Create a Water Water Everywhere Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your WWE blog post in my comment box or create a pingback by linking to my post.
  3. Title your post Water Water Everywhere  or add  WWE  tag.

Hae a guid week 😁