Monday, November 11, 2013

in the woods


I believe that these are some variety of cyclamen that I found in proliferation in the woods at Chenonceau.   The closest thing in my newly purchased flowers of France book is Cyclamen de Naples.  Anyone who is an expert here, please chime in.  No matter what they're called, the effect is truly magical.  Here is a wider view (and this is only a fraction of it):


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  1. I have no idea but they are a lovely sight.

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    1. Thanks. They remind me of butterflies.

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  2. Well, they are a bit early, aren't they? But they make a wonderful rug.
    Je pense que tu vas bientôt devenir le nouveau roi en résidence au château de Chenonceau. Hi, hi...

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    1. I don't know if they're early. Seems like they're there throughout the warm weather. Roi !? Moi !? Si on doit !

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    1. They remind me of the crocus in Virginia.

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  4. What a delightful sight Stuart.. Definitely cyclamen .. I love it here in spring when walking through the tough old Aussie bush and you come across a field of wild freesias, not only the sight but the perfume also..tres heavenly :)

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    1. Thanks for the confirmation. I had to look up freesias, but I can imagine a field of these babies would be fantastic !

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  5. I thought the top shot was lovely but scrolling down to the second shows us something really special. Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks ! You should see all the others I didn't use !

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  6. Oh gosh, I don't think I've ever seen so many for real. Il faut que j'aille dans les bois plus souvent...

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  7. Oui, je suis d'accord. C'est magnifique !

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  8. Your ID is correct. I wrote about them here on Loire Valley Nature.

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