Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Spindleberry

Photo taken November 21st 2012.
I went for a walk this afternoon planning to find something suitable for ABC Wednesday, which this week is for the Letter S. I got no further than halfway down our own garden when I came across the perfect choice, the Spindleberry looking glorious against the sunny blue skies we enjoyed here today.

The definition of Spindleberry I have shared here is courtesy of Wikipedia

Euonymus europaeus (spindle, European spindle, common spindle) is a species of flowering plant in the family Celastraceae, native to much of Europe, where it inhabits the edges of forest, hedges and gentle slopes, tending to thrive on nutrient-rich, chalky and salt-poor soils. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree. Other names include fusoria, fusanum, ananbeam, shemshad rasmi (Iran).

ABC Wednesday

32 comments:

  1. I love spindleberries - they are such a lovely shade of pink - ours have already split and are showing the yellow seed inside.

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  2. Never heard of these, they look lovely, and look at that sky, making me feel warm. xx

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  3. it is so lovely, the colors and those cute little pods... great shot

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  4. Ma che bello, Lindy! Non conoscevo questa varietà di Evonimo, in giardino ho quello sempreverde variegato. Ho letto che in Italia lo chiamiamo "berretta del prete", che in inglese sarebbe "priest cap".

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  5. They are beautiful. Such an interesting shape and color. Never heard of it, but it's so nice to learn about plants from your part of the world. Great share!

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  6. I have never heard of Spindleberries but now I have so thank you for telling us about them......

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  7. I'd never heard of Spindleberries before either, but what a delightful name for such a pretty and unique-looking berry! You're right that they're very pretty against that blue sky. Thank you for introducing me to something new! :-)

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  8. I don't know this lovely plant but how lovely those red berries are agains the blue sky~ And how perfect for your alphabet meme "S".

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  9. Beautiful picture viewing - know not this beautiful plant, do not think I've seen it before.
    Hanne Bente

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  10. Magnificent berries, had never seen. Beautiful photo.

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  11. I have always thought spindle erry is the prettiest berry although I also like yew berries. Definitely not one to eat.

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  12. Oh wow......there's one I've not seen close up and personal! Very cool!! :-)

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  13. I have never seen that kind of berry before.

    I am playing catch-up with ABC.

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    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  14. Those are beautiful berries. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  15. They're very cool, aren't they? I see yours have still not popped. Ours are beginning to fade now.. the pretty pink pod and the bright orange seed. Still the most colourful thing when winter hits. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  16. I'm always looking out for spindle berries. I love the shape and the name. Yours look gorgeous against the blue sky- and you didn't have to go far to find them - great!

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  17. fascinating...I'd never heard of Spindleberry before.

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  18. Not sure what these little berries are exactly, but beautiful colors in the picture, for sure! Interesting shape too! XO

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  19. What an interesting plant that is!

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  20. well! that certainly is a new one to me. Yes, the orange colour looks wonderful against that blue sky.
    Have a wonderful week Lyndy.

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  21. Hi LindyLou,
    I like the shape of these Spindleberry. Pretty color, also.
    BTW, we had the year-end drawing. Sorry; you didn't get picked this time... maybe better luck next year when we try a different drawing!
    Thanks for interest in my blog.

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  22. They are pretty, especially against the blue skies.

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  23. Lovely color and composition, so pretty against that blue sky :)

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