Design a site like this with WordPress.com
Get started

More Magical Plants of Brittany

Mysterious magical plants can be found scattered throughout the folklore and popular superstitions of Brittany. Noted for their extreme rarity; long and patient efforts were required to locate these mystical growths. A quest that would only have hopes of success if performed by certain select people or on the most propitious days of the year. The diligent seeker could hope to be rewarded with such elusive wonders as good fortune, vigorous health or true love.

Brittany’s magical plants did not boast magnificent colours with pretty blooms and majestic stems. They were mostly anonymous, flowerless grasses and herbs that confused the searcher by their rarity and their changing habits. They were said to be found everywhere and yet nowhere; chimeral spirits that only revealed themselves according to their whims at certain hours of the night. However, some nights were believed more favourable than others and the most auspicious times often varied from region to region. Sometimes, local legends tell that only the enchantments of the sorcerer could discover such special growths.

Magical Plants Sylvie - botanicals
.

Along the shorelines of north-eastern Brittany were said to be found bewitched herbs that enjoyed the virtue of curing all diseases. They were once cultivated there secretly by the fairies who employed them to make the ointment which was used in many of their enchantments, although some tales tell that the fairies also ate these herbs. More commonly, fairies were said to feed on Sylvies; a delicate plant whose downy seeds were sensitive enough to disperse at a fairy’s breath but highly toxic to humans and animals. In this region, fairies were renowned as skilled healers whose remedies were believed to contain many compounds from plants that possessed yellow and blue flowers, such as Flax, Garlic, Pimpernel and Witches’ Grass.

The plants of the fairies were reputed to thwart the devious designs of men and to sharpen the keenest blade but those who did not enjoy their benevolence were said to be seized with madness and condemned to wander if they came into contact with such plants. However, the forests had other marvels to discover; in the woods near Lamballe, those who ate a plant which grew only in hollow oaks would gain the ability to become invisible at will and of being instantly transported from one place to another. Such gifts were only granted to those who also held in their hand, sprigs of Mistletoe and Verbena.

Magical Plants Sundew - botanicals
.

One of the most benign of Brittany’s plants was the Sundew; a rare carnivorous plant often known as Morning Dew whose leaves always appear graced with water droplets which, unlike dew, do not dry in the sun. The principle virtues of this plant were said to have been its ability to cure almost all the diseases of animals and humans, while the person who possessed it was believed to exercise an irresistible attraction to the opposite sex. Rubbing one’s body with a Sundew, while walking backwards on Midsummer’s Day, was held to provide one with exceptional strength and made walking tireless. Placed in the stables, the plant protected the animals from fevers and even into the latter half of the 19th century, some here granted to the Sundew, magical and supernatural properties such as that of cutting iron.

The woodpecker has always been very common here in Brittany. Feeding on insects that live in the bark of trees, it is armed for this particular task with a beak suitable for attacking the bark. The habits of this bird seem to have preoccupied the minds of the Bretons of yesterday: how could such a modest creature make such perfect cavities in very hard trees? Clearly, it required recourse to the marvellous and observation of the bird’s habits showed that, in the course of its labours, it often flew down into the meadows. Eager to formulate a conclusion, the Breton peasants thought that the woodpecker would thus sharpen its beak on a special plant; the legend of Woodpecker Grass offered a reasonable explanation.

Magical Plants Woodpecker Grass - botanicals - folklore
.

This plant was said to be extremely small and rare and found in damp meadows and in the trunks of ancient trees. Whoever finds it can use it to sharpen any metal for it defies the best grindstone; a sickle sharpened by it, cuts like a razor. Some local traditions conflated Woodpecker Grass with the rarest and most wonderful of all Brittany’s magical plants, Golden Grass but they are usually portrayed in the region’s folklore as two quite distinct plants.

Sometimes found noted amongst the magical plants of Brittany is the Hazel which does not necessarily present, by itself, anything particular. However, the plant was widely associated with magic and was said to produce the very best wands, especially for those seeking underground springs and seams of silver. Handled properly, hazel wands could also confirm whether one was truly loved by their partner. Additionally, hazel was the only wood said able to handle new honey which was never stirred other than with a stick of this wood.

It was once believed that each hazel bush possessed, within its folds, a branch that turned into pure gold. This branch made a wand that was reputed to equal in power those of the great fairies of old. However, this prize could only be gained if cut between the first and last chimes of the bell announcing the Christmas mass but, lest you be tempted, be aware that whoever tries and fails, was thought lost from this world forever.

Magical Plants Hazel botanicals - folklore
.

The supernatural virtues attributed to certain plants were sometimes benevolent, sometimes malevolent. Plants that cast a malign shadow were numerous, if one is to believe a once popular saying from the region south of Nantes that claimed “for 700 plants friendly to man, 800 are conjured against him.”

Perhaps the most renowned sinister plant here was that known as Sorcerer’s Herb but details of how the plant was used in witches’ brews or applied as part of a bewitching spell are, unfortunately, obscured to us today. In the far east of the region, two plants seem to have borne the label of Sorcerer’s Herb; these were Ground-ivy and Mugwort and in localities where one was deemed to be Sorcerer’s Grass, the other was not and vice versa. In order to be most effective, the plant needed to be gathered during the night of Midsummer.

When used to dry-up the milk of a rival’s cows, it was thrown over the grazing pastures before sunrise but small packets of these wicked herbs were also placed under the roofs of houses and stables in order to attract misfortune to people and their animals. Similarly, clusters of five or seven hazelnuts, passed under the door of a barn and dragged to the spell caster’s home, were also believed to dry the cows in this barn. The same result could also be assured with an armful of hay instead of hazel clusters or by washing the cows’ udders with an infusion of green peas. To combat such malicious behaviour, small bunches of Tansy were hung from the beams in order to dispel evil spells and to ensure plentiful milk that produced the finest butter. White Wormwood and Houseleek were also said to have been similarly efficacious.

Magical Plants Spellcaster - botanicals - folklore
.

Maintaining the health of one’s herd and livelihood was a constant concern to the Breton farmer. Confronted with setbacks, suspicion quickly fell upon those who might wish to hinder one’s efforts or harm one’s livestock; jealous neighbours, witches and shepherds were all accused of spreading deadly epizootics at will. The magical power of certain plants was called upon in the struggle to neutralise such evil spells; small packets containing the root of Water-hemlock were hung in the stable to protect cattle from foot-and-mouth disease. For the farmer, a branch of Medlar, cut before dawn on the morning of Midsummer, was thought to provide excellent protection against witchcraft.

It was said that some witches and sorcerers, out of boredom or simply sheer malice, sometimes threw a spell upon the cattle at market by mixing the powdered liver of a wolf with their tobacco. In smelling this smoke, the animals recognised their enemy and suddenly went beserk, breaking their ropes in their efforts to flee. To combat the influence of such a spell, an amulet of Greater Periwinkle was slipped around the left horn of the beasts. Bewitched animals were also more widely treated by being adorned with an amulet containing nine cloves of Garlic mixed with a handful of salt.

Other plants seem to have possessed some kind of innate power. The most infamous was the Grass of Oblivion that caused all those who stepped upon it to immediately lose their sense of direction. Another was the Chestnut tree whose harmful shade was said to causes diseases of languor to those who fell asleep under its shade; the Ash also once carried the same reputation. However, the wood of the Beech was hung or laid in front of the house and stable in order to, by its presence, bring-on good fortune and protect against evil over the year ahead.

Magical Plants Brome - botanicals - folklore
.

Field Brome was once the scourge of cereal crops such as Rye and it was thought that only some malign influence could have caused it to seemingly multiply in the field overnight. Likewise, it was believed that the crops had been bewitched when Wild Oats tended to dominate over cultivated oats in the field.

Misfortune was assured if certain plants were not treated appropriately. For instance, it was important that Parsley was sown and not planted at the risk of bringing bad luck and unhappiness upon the household. The planting of the Bay Laurel was also surrounded with danger as it was claimed that whenever it was planted, someone in the house would die before the end of the year. Bay Laurel was therefore commonly planted on the last day of the year and by someone who was not part of the household. In certain parts of the region, people refrained from making any tool handles or pegs from Broom in the belief that only accidents would befall those who used this plant for any utilitarian purpose.

Sometimes, a plant’s danger was only manifest when eaten. For instance, it was recommended to only eat Scallions in the morning because the same plant consumed in the evening, would cause an incurable migraine. Consecutively consuming seven green corns was said to cause one to change sex and it was even claimed that green corns had the power to reconstitute a lost virginity. In the early 20th century, a bizarre variant to this was noted that claimed it would be more certain if one swallowed a mixture of seven crushed corns with seven tallow balls.

Magical Plants Medlar - botanicals - folklore
.

Of the plants that were believed benevolent to humanity, none enjoyed a greater reputation here than Mistletoe; a growth that seems to have retained strong traces of its ancient reputation as a sacred plant. Picked on the first day of the year, it was said to exert a favourable influence throughout the year, while that gathered on Midsummer was also considered to possess almost the same virtues. This plant was never so beneficial as when it was found growing on an oak tree and was used in a wide variety of folk remedies to treat all manner of ailments but especially epilepsy. Given the scarcity of oak mistletoe, it offered hope that the mistletoe found on Hawthorn also had properties similar to those of oak mistletoe.

The Privet was also once endowed with the power to cure many ailments here. Three branches placed in the fireplace were thought to cure children of thrush. To treat toothache and all complaints of the mouth, a branch, cut before sunrise, placed in the fireplace without the knowledge of the patient, was believed to bring about an effective cure. Stag horn plantain was also said to cure certain diseases by its mere presence.

While Broom was often associated with bad luck, the plant’s dual nature was such that it was also viewed as a precious aid to the harvest; beans and cabbages were seldom sowed without their seedlings being brushed with a branch of broom in the belief that its touch killed all pests such as caterpillars and aphids.

Magical Plants Broom - botanicals - folklore
.

Not all of Brittany’s magical plants owed their position to superstitions long since lost to us, several seem to have accrued their marvellous properties as a result of religious beliefs. Planting a branch of Boxwood in a field on Palm Sunday was said to prevent sorcerers from casting a spell on the future harvest but it was also a symbolic way of asking for God’s blessing on the crops sown there; it was believed granted if the boxwood took root.  A branch of boxwood was also placed upon each bee hive on Good Friday in order to ensure a fruitful year ahead.

However, evergreen shrubs, such as Boxwood, were believed to be one of the preferred locations for the souls of the dead here. To plant a branch of it in a field was therefore to involve the spirits of one’s ancestors in the fertility of the land and one’s future well-being. It is therefore likely that these practices were echoes of ancient traditions likely transposed to the Christian festival of Palm Sunday from the pagan celebrations surrounding May Day.

Many people once collected the flowers thrown during the procession of the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of Corpus Christi in the belief that they would bring protection against storms. Similarly, charcoal from the Midsummer bonfire and the Yule Log were also believed to possess the ability to protect crops or houses against lightning strikes. Preservation against the latter danger was also assured by the presence of a Houseleek plant grown near the roofs of buildings.

Magical Plants Boxwood - botanicals - folklore
.

These last examples might be vestiges of ancient beliefs now lost to us or could simply be poorly understood religious practices that transformed into popular superstition; the plants being attributed with virtues that they only possessed through their religious association. We will likely never know for sure.

Advertisement

Published by Bon Repos Gites

Enjoying life in Kalon Breizh - the Heart of Brittany.

201 thoughts on “More Magical Plants of Brittany

  1. Always so much detail and research in these articles! I always wonder how people long ago figured out which plants are edible and which can be used for specific cures. Did they watch several people perish from eating something to figure out which plants were safe?

    Liked by 8 people

    1. Thank you!! I appreciate you taking the time to read it! 🙂
      Yes, I think you are right, there must have been a great deal of trial and error, watching both their neighbours eating but also their animals.

      Liked by 3 people

  2. Here in Romania superstition says it is dangerous for health to sleep at the nut tree’s shade. And there is a mythical herb (we have similarly pronounced words for irons and beasts, in plural, while the singular is clearly different), irons herb, that can cut the chains for the imprisoned rebels, and that only the hedgehog knows and shows it to the rebels helpers. It is present in legends and also explains skilled evasions of long time ago bandits people loved…

    Liked by 9 people

      1. Chérie, tu l’as aimé, mais l’as-tu lu ? L’histoire regorge d’expressions familières, difficiles à traduire automatiquement, et votre “j’aime” me pose question. Pas besoin, ou, et juste en signe de bonne volonté, envoie-moi une émoticône, tu comprends ? 🙂

        Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I am with you on that one! I have always been fascinated by Sundews and am surprised that there is not more lore about them! I would have expected the notion of a meat eating plant to have ignited the imagination. Perhaps, it was just mine haha 😉

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Once again extremely detailed research and beautiful presentation. Letting the interest alive till the last sentence. Loved the woodpecker grass and it’s sharpening abilities. And the corms sex changing abilities is funny. 👍

    Liked by 7 people

  4. Well, In India we have a plant called Soma which is believed to have the elixir of life in it and mysterious immortality boon. Apparently nobody knows for sure where it is found and legend says they must be originated in the Indus Valley, which is sitting on the border between these countries Pakistan, India, China and Russia. Even today the cactus milk is fed to kill the girl infants immediately after birth and treated as legitimate actions on a remote village in the southern part of India. And the red chillies are used to ward off evil things by throwing into the fires. Grass of oblivion eh! I like the name it is catchy. It saddens me to think how the significance of precious plants is vanishing from our sights. Thank you for sharing prominences of plants.

    Liked by 9 people

    1. What a wonderful collection of plant superstitions from India!! Thank you so much – these are fascinating! I love the idea of a magical plant that noone knows quite where it is to be found. I know, prosaically, it is just to explain why nobody has found it but I love the premise of the quest!! 🙂
      Thank you also for reading this and I am happy that you liked it! 🙂

      Liked by 3 people

    2. Wow, this is really interesting to note. Being Indian myself, I haven’t heard of it before. Legends and folk tales are so numerous that sometimes you’re tempted to believe them. 🙂They may be real (and magical) after all, for all we know.

      Liked by 4 people

    1. Hello! 🙂 We can travel although there are not too many places we can go and there remain so many hoops to jump through (PCR tests etc) that it will probably be next summer before any real travel happens again. 😦 Hope that things are better there with you!

      Liked by 3 people

  5. Different uses of so many different plants is not unusual but what I love about your stories are the strange rituals that went with some like rubbing it on yourself and walking backward or having to cut a plant between the first and last chimes of the bell. Another great post Colin, Maggie

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Many thanks Maggie! I am pleased that you enjoyed the read! 🙂 Like you, I think it is wonderful that people thought to record some of the rituals associated with many of the old superstitions. Sadly, not many of the accompanying charms were recorded. But what we have provides an enticing glimpse to what must have been lost! I suppose they thought that these things would be around forever but it disappeared within just a few generations.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Thanks for such an insightful post! It’s nice to get immersed in this topic again. Like I said last time it’s almost like you’re writing lost chapters from the Golden Bough.

    Liked by 7 people

    1. Many thanks!! I am happy that you liked it! Yes, wouldn’t it be wonderful to cultivate a little of that plant! 😉 Invisibility seems to have been a popular wish here but instant travel at least makes good sense! 🙂

      Liked by 3 people

  7. I thoroughly enjoyed this article about the history of these magical plants! The way you write is always so appealing. My father owned books with plant pictures like these. They always fascinated me, the way each plant was dissected to show every little part of the plant’s structure. I spent many a summer day uprooting plants and dissecting them for my own drawings. Thanks so much for all the delightful and curious information! I especially liked this post! 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

    1. Thank you Susan!! I am very pleased that you liked this one! Yes, I imagine that your father had some wonderful books! 🙂 The detail in the old botanical illustrations is phenomenal, as is their subtle use of colours!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. So much interesting folklore here: and reasons for people believing what they did…and no matter how “good for you” some of these actually were, the magical stuff was never really to be found sadly!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. What a very challenging place to live! So many superstitions/beliefs to keep straight, meanwhile with all the wars raging back and forth. It would be quite exhausting! I see the young intrepid Breton who was rowing across the Atlantic has made it home, in spite of many adversities. Clearly a tough and courageous young man!

    Liked by 7 people

    1. Haha, yes, it might well have seemed overwhelming but at least it was a little distraction from the hard labour from sunrise to sunset!
      Indeed but your weather has been so bad this week that he might well turn straight around! 😉

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Many thanks!! I am glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
      Yes, it really is quite impossible for we who have grown-up with hospitals, over-the-counter medicine, public and private hygiene etc, to get anywhere near the anxieties and mindsets of earlier times. Although, that is no bad thing! 😉

      Liked by 3 people

  10. I recently listened to a podcast about a young Indigenous man who is a guru about medicinal/magical plants in our B.C. forest (most of his knowledge comes from storytelling by his grandmother). It’s fascinating stuff and makes me want to learn more about the plants I walk by on my hikes. Wonderful post with great images once again. Now you got me thinking about how in fact those darn woodpeckers keep their beaks sharp (and their brains intact)😉

    Liked by 6 people

    1. That is interesting and a great example of what we all should have done when we had the chance – listen and remember the tales of our elders! I am pleased that you enjoyed the read! 🙂 Haha, yes, how sharp is that beak?? 😉

      Liked by 3 people

  11. I have always wanted to be able to be invisible at will and to have teleportation!!… my 2 dreams/wishes 🙌

    I can definitely have mistletoe in my hand, I just need to get Verbena.

    I also definitely need a hazel wand! I would be wielding that wand lol

    Definitely do not want to be lost forever though if I fail getting the right branch at right time – that’s a downside

    But then again if you want something you go for it 😉😘

    So people would place evil plants to sabotage others and you would combat that with other good luck plants? 😮

    Hahaha sometimes I might step on grass of Oblivion … that would explain always needing GPS lol

    Over here, at Christmas and New Years, we hang mistletoe in doorways – when you walk or stand under it – someone will kiss you 💋

    It is said to be plant of peace, fertility, and cure for many ailments – including nightmares lol

    I should just hang mistletoe all over the place, get myself a hazel wand and eat plants in the woods near Lamballe

    I have a plan lol … can you imagine what Amazon would have looked like if they had that back then? Lol

    Some of these things would make me stop and check it out lol

    To be invisible and teleport – yes yes and yes 🙌❤️❤️
    I would click buy immediately!!

    Wand for finding true love – well I would disbelieve … but I would be curious and probably buy to see what happens lol

    Mistletoe I can get everywhere lol

    Amazon would have been pretty cool back then!! Can you imagine if they had that?! Lol

    Funny to think where all these beliefs come from and who devised them

    I love that we still know what they believed and why ❤️🙌

    I have to run … but I really like the teleporting and invisibility ALOT!! You covered just about everything I want lol

    Great post as always 🙌😘✌️

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Thanks you!! I am pleased that you liked it! 🙂 Haha, yes, the Amazon of the day would have looked amazing! Sadly, I suspect they would also have cut down every Hazel tree for miles and have fenced-off the hills where the magical grasses grew! 😉
      Ha, with your dragon and hazel wand you would be invincible! 🙂

      Liked by 3 people

      1. Oh you just made me all excited with that thought!! A dragon and a wand – yeah I would like that!! 🙌❤️ omg yes!!

        I knew I was born too late 😉 I “would” be quite invincible

        I would definitely be accused of witchcraft lol

        Let’s see if I can be invincible through Monday 🙏🙏😉😳

        Have a good day 🙌✌️

        Liked by 2 people

  12. एक और शानदार पोस्ट आपके माध्यम से. जो आपके यहां भूतकाल है वह यहां भारत वर्ष में वर्तमान में दिखता है. आजकल एक सज्जन का नर्मदा नदी के आसपास यात्रा मैं देख और लिख रहा हूँ और वे वहां के वनों में उगने वाली विलक्षण वनस्पतियों के बारे में अक्सर बताते रहते हैं. औषधीय पौधे और वृक्ष.
    आपकी पोस्ट देख वह ध्यान में आ गया. उसके बारे में विस्तार से लिखा जा सकता है.
    आपके यहां का कठफोड़वा – woodpecker यहां के पक्षी से अलग है. यहां उसकी कलगी होती है… The more I read the more I find your countryside interesting!

    Liked by 6 people

    1. आपका बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद! मुझे खुशी है कि आपको यह पसंद आया। 🙂
      भारत से आपके चित्रण के लिए धन्यवाद! मेरा मानना ​​है कि सभी संस्कृतियां जो केवल दिन के उजाले के अनुसार रहती थीं और पूरी तरह से भूमि पर निर्भर थीं, कभी ऐसी ही मान्यताएं थीं। उन्होंने उन्हें दुनिया को समझने में मदद की और आशा की पेशकश की जब वे जानते थे कि जीवित रहने के लिए संघर्ष था। औद्योगीकरण और शहरों की ओर कदम ने सांस्कृतिक परिदृश्य को हमेशा के लिए बदल दिया है।

      Liked by 2 people

  13. Yet another interesting post, Colin. The invisibility plant would be great for traveling at nights without fear of being harmed. I wonder what plant your ancestors would’ve found for treating today’s coronavirus?

    Liked by 6 people

  14. You write beautifully Colin. It was apparently of utmost importance to protect the crops and farm animals (as it is present day) but the suspicious and fearful nature of these rituals reveal a hard life and the desperate need for remedies. Thank you dear Colin , it’s always such a pleasure to read your texts and enjoy the lovely art. These paintings are so beautiful I would hang them on my walls!

    Liked by 6 people

    1. As ever Holly, you are so generous in your encouragement! Thank you very much indeed! 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to read this and I am very happy that you enjoyed it!! 🙂 I agree, as outlandish as these escapes sound to us, I feel sure that the thought of some magical ‘escape’ offered a little comfort to those in times passed! 😉 Stay well! 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  15. “Rubbing one’s body with a Sundew, while walking backwards on Midsummer’s Day, was held to provide one with exceptional strength and made walking tireless.” Except if you tripped over while walking backwards!

    Liked by 5 people

      1. Lol, I don’t know so much about the 25euro, give me some perspective…lol but Once you know your stuff, you can write your own prescriptions and prepare your healing broth.

        Liked by 2 people

  16. I think this is my favorite post so far! While reading about the woodpecker it made me think. I told my husband last week that it looks like there as a hole in one of our branches on our gigantic maple tree. I said we may need to get that huge limb cut down. Well now I wonder if it is one of our woodpeckers work! I never knew they would make a hole in a live tree. Thank you ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

    1. I am very happy that you liked it! I do not know about the woodpeckers over there but the ones here certainly make holes in live trees. Also, one thing I have noticed is that different species seem to have different techniques as regards their ‘pecking’! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  17. My favs: the one that makes you invisible and transports you around, ala Star Trek. And Grass of Oblivion.
    Who WOULDN’T love a name like that? I think if it was a drink, it would be very popular just by name alone, but hopefully including reputation.
    🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Yes, it is quite a charming notion, isn’t it? Well, as long as you have not offended the fairies of course! 😉
      Agreed, I suspect there are a few plant-based or inspired compounds in modern treatments and surely there is more untapped potential to be discovered.

      Liked by 2 people

  18. Another fascinating post with wonderful illustrations! The ideas of invisibility, teleportation, magical wand and all of that make it a perfect setting for a fantasy story (Harry Potter vibes 😄). Consecutively consuming seven green corms can change your gender? How interesting! How I’d love to be a boy! 😉
    Apparently, religion and superstitions have woven fantasy stories well before Rowling began Harry Potter! 😁 Really enjoyed reading this post. Informative and intriguing…

    Liked by 4 people

  19. I wonder how easy it was to purloin powdered wolf liver and is it still available?? 😊 The fables around plants in Brittany are quite dizzying in their variety! I can attest that Hazel makes an excellent wand…

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Haha, some snake oil salesman would surely pass through with what he claimed to be wolf’s liver. I’m sure! 😉
      Really, I have several Hazel trees and have been cutting them back but I clearly do not have the knack! 😉

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Send me some chestnuts stat! 😁 Our local store gets imported chestnuts from France around this time but no luck so far… It doesn’t help that we have been watching a Danish Netflix series called the Chestnut Man.

        Liked by 2 people

  20. I honestly don’t know how you create such intensive interesting posts from start to finish. Thank you so much. Not sure how I missed so many. Thanks too for the follow. I thought you were following me before. 🤣 Have a lovely day. ❣️🤗❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Liked by 2 people

    1. No, thank you for taking the time to read!! 🙂 Yes, a few weeks ago, I realised that somehow all the sites that I had followed direct rather than through the WP Reader app were no longer in my feed and apparently unfollowed. Hopefully, it is amended now! Thank you for your kind wishes! Enjoy what remains of the weekend and stay well! 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      1. oh your posts are like jewels … of course. Ahhhh good to know.. i thought that might we the case. I do understand it’s good to know. Thanks for letting me know and your have a good sunday as well!💖

        Liked by 2 people

  21. 👌👌👌✒ again perfect job…. 🌹🌹🌹for sure we do not have an English lawn in the garden, but a meadow where everything the wind brings grows

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: