good morning ladies, beautiful pictures :) have a happy
Thank you, Deb. (Did your comment get cut or...? :)
I love weeds! Did you two plan to photograph the same flower, or was it a happy accident? Have a great day! :0)
It was a happy accident. :) We prefer not to plan our shots, so that the pair will be a surprise to us also.
It seems like both countries have the same weeds this time of year. Sometimes similarities are as striking as differences. In Italian Fireweed is called Epilobio (from the Latin name), or Camenèrio or Garofanino di Bosco (literally: little carnation of the woods). You can find it in woods and rocky areas, most often over 1000 meters above sea level. It blooms in the second half of July, which explains why it is also known as Fiore di Sant'Anna (Flower of Saint Anne).
Fireweed seems to have many names all over the world, much like a belowed child, according to the old saying. :)
Some years ago I dried fireweed flowers and made tea of them. Taste was not so great but the dried flowers had a beautiful blue tone, and when I poured hot water on them they lost their colour and became white.
Since we both love tea, maybe we should try making fireweed blossom tea sometime, despite the taste. It sounds like at least the making of it would be a beautiful experience. :)