The Banker's Niece

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Loose strife

Purple loosestrife beside the water in my neighbour's wild garden.
    (Sorry, Trish. I had to retrieve Dog - again. She loves your garden as much as I do. The ducks were safe on their island though, much to Dog's annoyance.)
    Why the lovely name? My book says it's because the plant's antibiotic and was used to stop itching and to repel flies, demons and troublesome spirits. Useful.

While in watery mode, here is a wonderful entry that I came across in one of the blogs I follow (

Dysfunction bubbles up, rot at the bottom of the pond.

The trick I suppose is to allow the dysfunction to bubble, to let the strife loose.

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