Sonja

Sonja

Posted on 08/21/2013


Photo taken on July  7, 2013



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Lychnis chalcedonica
Maltese Cross
Malteserkreuz
Brennende Liebe
Scharlachlichtnelke
Germany
Baden-Württemberg
Pfrunger-Burgweiler Ried


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Maltese Cross / Malteserkreuz

Maltese Cross / Malteserkreuz
Growing wild in the nature reserve, still this is neither native nor a dangerous neophyte going wild all over. Likely this spot was used once to dump soil from a farmers yard, or there was long ago a wayside shrine or marker in the woods that had those flowers planted below intentionally / Im Naturschutzgebiet einfach so wild, doch es ist weder ein einheimisches Gewaechs noch ein besonders invasives. Wahrscheinlich hat hier mal jemand Aushub von einem Bauerngarten entsorgt, oder es stand mal vor langer Zeit ein Bildstock oder Marterl unter dam man absichtlich die Knollen eingepflanzt hat.

Василий Касимовский, Bob Ottey, Christina Port have particularly liked this photo


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Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Amazing how one finds lonely plants like this that mark human presence even in remote and forgotten areas.
4 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
It is nature preserve but as often the case in the most populated parts of europe, not really that forgotten and remote. Roads and drainage ditches where built back only in recent years, however there was unlikely ever a homestead. In the late 2 centuries of the last millenium, the pristine peatland was harvested and drained for profitable use. Fuenfeckweiher and the other area ponds are all just dug out holes, not natural. The timber plantation still showing a grid of roads is also not exactly a primary forest. Slowly it gets killed now from rising the waterlevels again. This might also not be so good for this mysterious smal stand of oldfashioned agrophytes to see from a trail that is a former gravel road as well and they too might be off when getting waterlogged.. ....
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
Stunning brilliant red against bokeh background....great job! It's also very interesting to learn about the history of the land and nature reserve....thank you for sharing.
4 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Superb Composition Sonja Beautiful Study Very Definite Fav Kindest Regards Bob.
4 years ago.
Cathy Oetegenn (trying to catch up....)
Cathy Oetegenn (tryi…
Lovely dof. Really gives emphasis to the beautiful flower
4 years ago.