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Teasels in training

Teasels are spikey plants beloved of dried flower arrangers. I have only ever seen them fully dried, but on our nature walk the other day, we saw some when they were still clad in purple flower petals. They look like thistles (they’re not). Pretty things.

They’re called teasels because they were once used to tease the nap of woollen cloth. Wikipedia tells me they aren’t native to the US, where they are regarded as an invasive species.

Why am I babbling about teasels? I have spent my day writing short (but hopefully not terse) emails. Do you know what happens when you send a work email to several hundred English people? At least a hundred of the buggers write chatty emails back, like you were writing just to them…

July 21, 2022 — 7:48 pm
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