Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Flowers, Dublin City

This posting is for Leisha, who asked about flowers here. First Heather Furze in flower Daisy's Last but not least is the humble Dandelion which is known more often as 'Pissy beds' this probably comes from the French 'pissenlit', literally piss-a-bed. Legend has it that you will piss your bed if you smell or pick it.

9 comments:

Leisha Camden said...

Ooh, flowers ... !! Thanks for sharing these. :-) Are they really taken in Dublin though? I mean in the city? What's that black area behind the heather plants ... ?

Paz said...

Tarmacadam these were taken in an industrial estate where I was reading your blog

mge said...

Your country is so beautiful. It is the first on my list of "places to visit before I die"

Paz said...

I hope if you do get here, you are not disapointed

Leisha Camden said...

Tarmac, that is too weird. In this country heather is a mountain and forest flower. It looks really weird to my eyes in this setting. :-D

Paz said...

All of the others were wild but the heather was planted, it grows in Bog (moors) all over Ireland where it seems to trive

Leisha Camden said...

OK, they're planted, that makes more sense. :-)

findabair said...

So those are daisies. I've always called them (the Norwegian equivalent of) 'thousandjoys'. Thanks for an interesting post! And I sure agree with Leisha that it's weird seeing heather in an urban setting, that's a wilderness flower for me as well, certainly.

Paz said...

'thousandjoys' lovely name. Heather is grown a lot as it flowers a lot of the year and takes very little maintanence