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Irish fields are very often divided with dry stone walls which wander over the landscape creating little pockets of green. During the summer months the Montbretia blooms to create an even more lovely division. The above wall is dividing the fields which border the Atlantic in Donegal.
Crocosmia is the botanical name for this wonderful orange flower which originated in South Africa. It seems to be hardy enough to survive the Atlantic breezes.
The name crocosmia is derived from the Greek words krokos (saffron) and osme (smell), referring to the saffron-like scent which happens when you dip the dried leaves in water.
Botanist gave it the name Montbretia
This plant was named after Coquebert de Montbret (1780-1801) who was a French botanist who accompanied Napoleon when he invaded Egypt in 1798 and who died there at the age of 20.

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Lovely capture!!!

  • Many thanks Dorothy……………………………x

    – Fara

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012about 2 years ago

    Beautiful framing Joyce – Lovely capture of colour too.
    Love Colleen2012

  • Oh for the summer days again Colleen………………..thank you so much……………………….Joyce

    – Fara

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful lead in Joyce, great colours and textures!!

  • Thanks a million Kate……………………………….Joyce

    – Fara

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured Fara.

  • Thank you so much Julie………………………………x

    – Fara

  • Paul Pasco
    Paul Pascoabout 2 years ago

    Great capture, wish it was the only dividing wall on the island of Ireland.

  • I absolutely agree…………………but thankfully more and more people are crossing the divide……………………thank you Paul…………………………….Joyce

    – Fara

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeabout 2 years ago

    Bella captura beautiful colores !

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