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Tuesday, 17 June 2008

ABC Wednesday - V


Poor Mrs Nesbitt has electrical problems, so
ABC Wednesday
is starting a bit early this week!

Anyway, we've reached the letter
V

V

is for
Violets
and
Vetch

I took this photo earlier this year.
A clump of Dog Violets grows in a stone wall along the lane where I do most of my dog-walking.

This yellow Vetch grows further up the same lane.
I'm not positive about it's name, but I think it may be Birdsfoot Trefoil.

This is probably Tufted Vetch. It likes to grow and climb up any supporting plant or fence.

For more V posts, visit our hostess
Mrs Nesbitt,
and enjoy!

30 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

I think we may have some vetch growing above our stone wall! Will check it out, I wondered what it was.
Great V post!

Dxx

imac said...

Beautiful.

Petunia said...

A great and beautiful V post:)

Petunia's ABC

Berit said...

Very beautiful!!

ellen b said...

Fun V flowers! I love flowers and appreciate finding out their names...

reader Wil said...

Every Wednesday I learn new words! Vetch is one of them! Good pics.

Dr.John said...

Very vetching photos.

leslie said...

Ah, some lovely floral plants for today's letter V. Come on by and see where I'm taking everyone this week. :D

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Violets are my favorite. I am a softie when it comes to purple flowers... love 'em!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Lovely flowers! I have one too. Have a nice wednesday.

CherryPie said...

Pretty :-)

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful violets - but I've never heard of vetch!

andrée said...

I find your post fascinating. We have vetch all over too — but none is yellow! What a pretty variation. Ours is purple, blue, white and sometimes all three. It just began blooming.

Katney said...

You have stayed in the garden, I have stayed on the mountain. I am ready for V, W, and X as I will be gone most of the time in between--but my V will post around midnight my time.

photowannabe said...

Perfect choices for the letter V. I hadn't thought of those either.

Blue said...

Well done.
I love violets & their delicate fragrance, but didn't see any wild ones this Spring.
Bought my-self a bunch of Devon Violets, but they weren't the same.

Aileni said...

I hadn't realised you had spotted Vetch - good choice.

babooshka said...

I too what the very pretty yellow stuff was on see growing ceratin parts here. Now I know. Lovely blossoms, and a lesson for me learned. One more plant I can now proudly identify. Excellent work.

Liz said...

I love to see the first violets of Spring. I get excited and wnat to tell people I pass, 'Look!' But I try to control myself!!

Is that vetch? Yes, I see a lot of that.

Louis la Vache said...

Very good choice for "V"-Wednesday!

Over at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, we have Visions of Hell!

Daryl said...

Very pretty Vs ... especially the violets!

:-Daryl

Neva said...

What a great V! I love the violets.
Mine is up here

Dilly said...

Awwwwwwwwww pwitty flowers! Be luvly! Dilly luv flowers!

¬"

Nydia said...

It's a shame I don't have any flowers at hme except for little vase of... violets which are suffering in this cold weather here latly. I shuld ad I will buy some beautifl flowers to put a smile on my face like your photos did! :) Lovely post, dragon.

Kisses from Nydia.

John said...

Wonderful collection of beautiful V shots.

Suburbia said...

Such beautiful wild flowers, thanks for sharing your V's

Paulie said...

VERY pretty!

Kim said...

I never knew what vetch was. I learn something new everyday :) Great V post!

Nydia said...

I forgot thanking ou about Tanya Huff's work. I don't know her stries, but now I'm curious! ;)

Kisses.

Louis la Vache said...

Regarding your comment at "Louis's" Visions of Hell, neither "Louis" nor Mme. la Vache would want to see those horrid panels up close on a daily basis! They truly are depressing. What we see from our balcony is what you see here in the second photo.