Saturday, August 20, 2005

This aint botany this is rock and roll


To do something about my image as "hard-man-of-pub-rock" which has taken a battering due to my passion for wild flowers. We're going Rock and Roll in our flower hunting, and for your delight I've chosen some rather nasty flowers for you to look at. This first one is Deadly Nightshade - Atropa Belladonna. The flower itself looks so sinister. It wouldn't be out of place in a vase chez les Adams family. Here you see the young berries while they're green. Don't let your kids play with this stuff. It's nasty. Actually years ago they used to use preparations of this as eye drops to make the eyes brighter. It dilates the pupil. Hence the Italian name of Belladonna. Beautiful woman. Alice Cooper eat your heart out this is rock and roll goth style.

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