Pennies From Heaven
It’s all moonshine – you can see right through it. Moon seeds and silver dollars. Thirty pieces of silver in fact. It’s escaped – who left the garden gate open? Ask the Cabbage White, it was very happy there as a caterpillar.
Lunaria annua, Honesty, Silver Dollar, Judaspenning, The Money Plant, Moonwort. What a lot of names for one plant. It came originally from ‘The Balkans‘.
Where’s that, you might well ask, is it near Balaclava where they wear those knitted helmets?
Well, The Balkans is that bit that ends up as Greece where it sticks down into the Mediterranean.
Balaclava was the punch-up that gave Florence Nightingale her big chance and the Light Brigade their chance to turn a misinterpretation into a propaganda victory (making more work for Florence in the process).
Baklava is filo pastry filled with nuts and soaked in honey.