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I wanted to post a snippet last night, but we had an electrical storm, which kept me offline.

I was going to post earlier today and then learned about our car being stolen. That kind of knocked the wind out of my posting sails.

I'm going to do it now, though, late though it may be, because I want to look at something pretty before I go to bed.

I haven't taken many pictures in Egypt, but being back in France makes me want to capture all the nature I can, a digital hoard to take back with me to the desert.  So this week, I took some whimsical photos of flora:

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queenoftheskies
Jun. 8th, 2015 11:01 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful!
mnfaure
Jun. 9th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I know flower photos can be boring, but I like taking them. :P
asakiyume
Jun. 8th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
Your shots are pure magic. May that magic envelope and protect you.
mnfaure
Jun. 9th, 2015 07:09 pm (UTC)
May that magic envelope and protect you.
Amen, amen, and amen
karl_ukral
Jun. 9th, 2015 12:21 am (UTC)
Nice!
mnfaure
Jun. 9th, 2015 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
khiemtran
Jun. 9th, 2015 09:35 am (UTC)
The light in that second photo is wonderful!
mnfaure
Jun. 9th, 2015 03:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was nicely surprised by it. :)
oiktirmos
Jun. 9th, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
Beautiful images.
mnfaure
Jun. 9th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I had fun taking them, spending a quiet moment alone in the pasture.
frigg
Jun. 9th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
Heh... that second one looks like a weed I have in my garden, and while the photo is beautiful, I have to admit my first thought was "Dig it up!"
mnfaure
Jun. 9th, 2015 03:19 pm (UTC)
LOL

It's a member of the rumex family, either dock or sorrel, and is edible, I believe.
frigg
Jun. 9th, 2015 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yup, just looked up the English name of the ones I have here, and it's broad leaved dock. According to my Danish plant site, it's "barely edible" and most certainly a pain in the butt. :p
mnfaure
Jun. 10th, 2015 06:34 am (UTC)
*nods* What we consider edible--or rather, "worth eating"--is not always on par with other people's thoughts. Not talking about your dock but about wild sorrel that I gather in my MIL's pasture. It is amazingly sharp and lemony. I appreciate it muchly, the MIL not so much. :D
frigg
Jun. 10th, 2015 09:41 am (UTC)
Yeah...it's all a matter of taste. I've eaten dandelions leaves and made dandelion "coffee" and "ice tea", but it turned out I liked the idea better than the taste, and you know how I feel about the mint. :p

The problem with the dock is apparently that it's only edible right after it sprouts and at that point easy to confuse with non-edible plants. Basically they were saying "not tasty enough to be worth the effort and risk".
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