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more…plus herbal superstition

All this vivid greenery that comes with the rain makes me think about a programme I watched recently about Gaelic food traditions in Stornoway (the western isles). They used to use wild thyme gathered on the moors to ward off witchcraft by tying it to cattle’s tails (mint was also used in the same way). It was also said to have healing properties and was tied to a child’s cradle to ward off the evil eye…good to know…

…a few more recently gathered meadows puddles just for the hell of it…

bench with a view…