Sunday, 24 October 2010

Today's flowers - A farewell to autumn



The wild growing Camomile, Anthemis_nobilis, is one of the last flowers you can find on our fields in a period of the year when it has already been quite chilly in the mornings.

A farewell to autumn!


Did you know that the lawns of Buckingham Palace use camomile instead of grass? At least, Wikipedia says so :).
Further, Chamomile is used cosmetically, primarily to make a rinse for blonde hair, and is popular in aromatherapy, whose practitioners believe it to be a calming agent to end stress and aid in sleep.


And this is the place where I found the lovely little flower!




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18 comments:

jabblog said...

So sad to say goodbye to Autumn, but each season brings its own beauties.
We tried to grow a camomile lawn but were unsuccessful. I believe it's quite slow-growing and it certainly couldn't cope with our animals ;-)

eileeninmd said...

Is this the same camomile that is used in tea? What a lovely place and your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Lui, Heaven said...

I saw it was 8 degrees in your place! That will surely freeze all my dogs tails!

The view is fantastic! I hope you look forward to winter. It sounds like an exciting season 'cause we don't have that in my place!

Rajesh said...

Very lovely small flowers.

Arija said...

Wild camomile makes a soothing tea and an infusion in the bath is very rlaxing

Happy days my friend!

Jane said...

Lovely shots, its Autumnal here still. I hate the winter, we don't get much of a Summer up here, June is about the only good month. Thanks for sharing:)

Kessi said...

Du bist meine Blume! :)) Immer wenn ich diesen Blog besuche, blühe ich auf! Lach. Danke dafür!! Schöne Grüße aus München! :-)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Nice to see your version of Fall.

http://thepagansphinx.blogspot.com/2010/10/all-memes-lot-anyway.html

lotusleaf said...

What a beautiful place! Interesting to know that Camomile is used instead of grass in Buckingham Palace:)

chubskulit said...

Oh so lovely!

Pumpkin and Mums at my page.

chubskulit said...

Oh so lovely!

Pumpkin and Mums at my page.

Lady Di Tn said...

Not only a beauty post but an informative one too. I think maybe I need to try to plant these flowers. Peace

Amity said...

beautiful photos and it's nice to see that part of the world through your pictures....please drop by mine place to also see my part of this world...good morning!

Lara Neusiedler said...

indeed, it's already cold, winter seems near.

Lara Neusiedler said...

indeed, it's already cold, winter seems near.

Luna Miranda said...

they look so delicate. marvelous shots!

Leah said...

Lovely scenery shots.. And also the flower captures. Simple and lovely. I like it.. =))

So.. I guess, it's goodbye, Autumn huh..

Here's my entry. Hope you could visit.
http://neneleah30.blogspot.com/2010/11/hibiscus.html

Míriam Luiza said...

Gostei das, da informação e do lugar! O lugar que você mora é lindo!