Wednesday, 11 February 2009

ABC Wednesday - D

D is for Daffodil

Their shoots are only showing through a couple of inches at the moment but this was taken in April of last year. Culpepper says "The roots boiled and taken in posset drink cause vomiting and are used with good success at the appearance of approaching agues, especially the tertian ague, which is frequently caught in spring". I think I'll stick to aspirin.

The church is that of St John the Evangelist who I seem to remember protects against poisoning which might be useful when you are boiling roots. The place is the secluded Woodland Valley on the edge of the Lake District.

ABC Wednesday 4th Round


Tumblewords: said...

Excellent decision about hanging with the aspirin. Good post!!

Ackworth born said...

Our daffodils (in the breezy NW as opposed the dog-walker on my photoblog who is in the SW) poked through the snow about a month ago - last year they were blooming before the end of Feb.

Berthddu Suit said...

Lovely! I can't wait until our daffodils come into bloom along our drive, it always looks so welcoming.

Katney said...

Oh, dear--I think I will stick to aspirin, too--or maybe chicken soup.