Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Fritillaries on the Island

We have been out and about with clients for the last week or so and have stopped several times at Pont de Ruan. On the islands in the river Indre is a good place to see the rare Snakeshead Fritillary Fritillaria meleagris during their brief early spring flowering period. The ones in the photo are on an island that is private property, inaccessible to the public. They are clearly thriving. The ones on the island the public can get to take a bit of a beating since it is more or less impossible not to step on the plants.

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  1. "...inaccessible to the public."....
    as of course is the ditch... to most people...
    but the sight last year of M. Morin....
    photographer....
    dressed in C18th clothing
    sitting in the ditch.... painting the frits...
    whilst being photographed by M. Littletheatre....
    watercolourist of note...
    was a sight probably too strange to comprehend at the time...
    I should've taken a photo of the pair of them myself!!
    Tim

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