Monday, May 05, 2008

Daffodils on Laidlehope Burn, Scotland

Laidlehope Burn photo used with permission, courtesy of cessna152towser

Daffodils in wild country always get our attention. We love brooks and daffodils, and we totally love this photograph. The photographer, cessna152towser, tells us the photo was taken in Scotland within a few miles of the English border.

Question: is it "not wild" if it is a man-made earthwork, even if it dates back to 1860? Click here for more history about Laidlehope Burn.

We exchanged emails about the wild daffodils, and cessna152tower has this to add: "There are quite a lot of daffodils along the road verges in this area but I wonder how many are truly wild - along the old country roads, bulbs were often planted by farmers and on modern roads they are often planted as part of the landscaping works."

This image was taken on April 30, 2008.

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