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Week In Focus #23

This is picture #23 of a weekly Photo Challenge that I set myself – there is no particular theme. The idea behind the challenge is to get myself outside into the Cumbrian countryside, at least once a week.

  • This week’s photo was taken on the local cycle path and is of Gorse flowers.

The Common Gorse can be seen in all kinds of habitats across the UK, from heaths and coastal grasslands to towns and gardens. It generally flowers from January to June.

Gorse is closely related to the brooms, and like them, has green stems and very small leaves and is adapted to dry growing conditions. All the species have yellow flowers, generally showy, some with a very long flowering season.

When gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of season.

19th century saying
Common Gorse
Common Gorse
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