A Short Clifftop Walk

Strolling along the Southwest Coast Path from Westward Ho!, I wasn’t sure whether it was going to rain or not.

from Westward Ho!

Neither were the cows, for some were standing up and others lying down.

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I didn’t take many photos, as I had already recorded quite a lot here before – and then I came across this stuff…

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Apparently it is called Dodder, a parasitic plant that lives entirely off its host.

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There was a sudden short heavy rainstorm, and I turned back the way I had come, with wet jeans clinging to my legs, and nursing the blisters on the palm of my hand that I got from the prickly gorse.



About throughstones

I am primarily a visual artist, living on the North Devon coast, a beautiful semi-rural area in South West England. I am interested in full engagement with 'place' and the eternal movement of life - particularly as it relates to what we call 'the natural environment'.
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2 Responses to A Short Clifftop Walk

  1. Hi Linda…I have never heard of this parasitic plant before. Does it eventually kill its host and is it native to your country?


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