Cycles: Virgin to Old Man to Virgin….

So I have already posted a couple of things re the New Year, but something that I have been saving is a look at a local flowering vine that has two different names. In this case the one name refers to the new and the second to the old.

One of my favourite flowers in spring is from the wild native Clematis called Virgin’s Bower. The whole plant including the vine, leaves and flowers has a delicate, carefree manner.

This plant also goes by another name which comes from its appearance at this time of year. All that is left is the leafless vine, stalks and the seed heads. The seed heads with their fluffy, white “hair” gives the plant its second name Old Man’s Beard.

In 2011 we have moved from the Virgin newness of Spring, through Summer and Fall, to the Old Man of winter. As we move into 2012 we look to the Virgin again.

I don’t happen to have any pictures of the flowers, but please follow this link: http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/clematisvirg.html

As for the Old Man’s Beard, try these:

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About Art Brûlant

Artist and Coffee Roaster who likes the outdoors, cycling and fly fishing and also operates "Art Brûlant" a coffee place with space for Art.
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