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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Stop for a moment...
Tutsan berries by Helen in Wales
Tutsan berries, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

...and step out to admire the berries.

The Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum) in the back garden is now covered in attractive dark berries. Unlike the blackberries I photographed the other day, these are not edible.

As you can see from the water droplets on the leaves, it has been raining all day. Not very hard, but that misty, wetting rain that is so typical of Wales.

In other news, I have survived another day teaching. The practical stuff is almost all sorted out now. I have a PIN number for the photocopier and I know where all the photocopiers are, my college login and email all work fine. I have seen half the GCSE English re-sit students and with luck will teach the first lesson tomorrow -- assuming the ones who said they would come last period on Friday actually do come and don't just slope off home! The first week is almost over and I'm almost starting to enjoy myself, even though I am sooooooo tired.

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sartorias From: sartorias Date: September 12th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
*swoon* rain! Oh, to know that it exists somewhere in the world!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 14th, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think we're about to get far too much of it tomorrow, according to the forecast. :(
paragraphs From: paragraphs Date: September 12th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I was going to ask for recipes!!!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 14th, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suppose it might be possible to make an antidepressant out of the berries because it's a plant in the St John's Wort family. Or perhaps it's the leaves that contain the active ingredients? Either way, I'm not going to be adding it to any dishes. :)
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