August 18th – Snapdragons

Snapdragons in the sun

With Spring approaching you can bet on one thing – Tom the local Green Thumb up the road has a project well under way.

Every year Tom’s garden is lined with dozens upon dozens of Snapdragon’s (Antirrhinum) of all sorts of colours and sizes. They are called a Snapdragon because if gently squeezed laterally, the flower will open and close like the jaws of a dragon.

They are grown all over the world, though are considered native in rocky parts of the USA, Europe and North Africa. Snapdragon seed has been harvested to create an oil, not too dissimilar to olive oil which can be used with food, lotions or witches potions.

They stood out in the sun this morning during. I’ll be back with the macro for a bee-hunt in the not-too-distant future.

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