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The Green Man

This is me doing the 'Ragwort Fertility Dance'.
No I wasn't, I was just caught having a mad moment in a meadow at the nature reserve where I volunteer.
Just thought I'd explain the story behind the photo I chose as my new avatar.



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I think it is great and shows your fun side, I shouldn't wish my life away I know, but I'm so looking forward to warm country walks again without having to rap up in a load of jumpers and coats.

5 Jan, 2015

 

..I wondered what that was all about as your Avatar,Mark.Now why doesn't that surprise me? A leaping man,dancing with Ragwort...:o) At least you would be helping to protect a Horse,if one ever got into the Meadow..:o)

5 Jan, 2015

 

That's fantastic. It is just pure JOY! Sums up the spirit of a gardener I think! Wonderful! :))

5 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

A great photo and makes you smile , we have more Ragwort that needs pulling up in Norfolk if you would like to come down this way MW :o)

5 Jan, 2015

 

Thanks for your lovely comments :-)
The reserve is run by a small charitable trust - no paid staff, all volunteers. We cut and bale the wildflower meadows and sell it on to stables and horse owners to create a small income, so the Ragwort and Thistles have to be removed and are pulled by hand. Tiring work but we always have a laugh.
Thanks for the offer Amy, but I'll pass on that one! :-))

5 Jan, 2015

 

I wondered about your avatar too but just presumed you'd 'lost your rag (wort)' :)

5 Jan, 2015

 

Full of energy , Muddy . A lovely picture , a bit like a Morris dance .
That old ragwort is a pest ( the polite term) isn't it ?
We help to clear our common each year , but it doesn't seem to diminish it any !
There are mixed ideas on how best to put paid to it once and for all . I don't think it is possible really .

5 Jan, 2015

 

Lol Gill!
You're right there Driad, there must be millions of seeds lying dormant in the soil. We leave them to flower in the woodland glades because they attract a lot of insects, Butterflies and Moths, but pull them before the seed sets.

5 Jan, 2015

 

Hi Muddy .. amazing action shot ..
I hear the BBC are hunting you down to sign you for the next series of Strictly ..
are you ready ?

6 Jan, 2015

 

lol I just thought that you were dancing the IN ;0))

6 Jan, 2015

 

Heh Muddy ....... ever thought of applying for a job as a scarecrow? Great photo !

7 Jan, 2015

 

Hi Muddy Imeant to say DANCING THE New Year In lol

7 Jan, 2015

 

With that job Alan, I could be 'outstanding in my field'! :-))

7 Jan, 2015

 

Bum Bum ! ?

7 Jan, 2015

 

Lol I was suprised you were dressed if I recall you had another mad moment once bare face down in the snow.?

8 Jan, 2015

 

Hmmm . . . Thrupennybits you have a very good memory and I'm guessing a wicked sense of humour! ;-))

8 Jan, 2015

 

I am reknown for my good memory and wicked humour Muddywalters ?

9 Jan, 2015

 

Great photo, know what you mean about the Ragwort though. When we had our little smallholding I used to dig the Ragwort out because it can kill the animals, more so if they eat it when it's dried. I think it damages the liver, but really am not 100% sure about that.

9 Jan, 2015

 

Your photo, reminds me of an American Indian rain dancer, Muddy ... lol

Brilliant photo .... I was going to nominate your photo for GoYpedia, but wasn't sure which category to enter it for, 'Nuts' maybe ...lol

I know ...... how about statues or sculpture maybe. !

9 Jan, 2015

 

Hahaha . . thanks Alan!
Maybe combine two categories, 'Fruit' and 'Nuts' :-))

9 Jan, 2015

 

Muddy, you have a wicked sense of humour .... <];>))

9 Jan, 2015

 

Love it, and the sense of humour...:o))

31 Jan, 2015

 

? I knew it I knew we could nt keep you out of trouble.

18 Jul, 2016



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