Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wildflowers on Tjøme

Our island, Tjøme is known for its enormous range of wildflowers. Something to do with the confluence of the gulfstream and good weather separated by the lighthouse Faerder Fyr at the southern end of the island (at least this is my grandfather's theory) leads to the most fertile, alluvial soil (can you tell I'm a scientist?!).  Stolen from Svein Nyhus's excellent blog, this is a picture of the fifty varieties of flower that Gro Dahle picked on one walk on one day on the island.

1 comment:

LPC said...

I just love the word alluvial. Kind of like liminal, only less used.