I’m sorry if I’m a bit blurry today – I’ve just spent a fantastic day at a Social Media Strategy workshop run by Keith McMean, so this evening my head is buzzing with all that went on and I’m finding it hard to stay in focus. Talking about staying focused – have a look at today’s photo. Well, I’m sure you remember our cows went off for a quiet and restful few months at the end of last year. We are expecting them back any day now the weather has warmed up, and the grass, having got its act together, is now calf high.
Now, a fully grown bovine has considerable mass and, while they are not generally aggressive, they do not like dogs. So, The Dog and I allow them to lead separate lives and we don’t go into the field when they are around. As I’m sure you can guess, we have taken the opportunity of their absence to check on the flora and fauna along the beck at the bottom of the field. The fauna turned out to be, particularly nimble, rabbits – much to The Dog’s frustration. The flora turned out to be much more interesting.
Apple trees, growing wild, tend to cross pollinate. This means, if you find a group of them in wood or hedge – they could be anything. Down by our beck we have a single Crab Apple tree – so we know it is a Crab Apple.
Crab Apple is the flower essence recommended by Dr Edward Bach for the treatment of those who act completely out of character – due to stresses and strains in their life.
Hence our title.