rowan, mountain ash  by gijsje

rowan, mountain ash

I found some interesting information in Wikipedia:
In English folklore, rowan twigs were believed to ward off evil spirits and witches. The plant was called "the witch" in England and dowsing rods to find ores were made out of its wood. Twigs were also used to drive cattle to the pasture for the first time in spring to ensure their health and fertility. The wooden shafts of forks and other farm implements were constructed to protect farm animals and production from witches' spells. In weather lore, a year with plentiful rowan fruit would have a good grain harvest but be followed by a severe winter.
The Dutch name is 'lijsterbes'. Lijsters (thrushes) are very fond of bessen (berries).

A picture for my dear sister; she loves Lijsterbessen...
Some interesting information there. I have always loved it when the Rowan berries come but didn't know any of the folklore, thank you.
August 19th, 2020  
so very lovely & I do like the info bep thank you.
August 19th, 2020  
i agree with valerie, i like the info too! pretty tree
August 20th, 2020  
FAV I like the brilliant colors against the sky and the contrast of the berries against the leaves! Very interesting information too bep
August 20th, 2020  
Mooi tegen de blauwe lucht
August 20th, 2020  
cool
August 20th, 2020  
A beautiful tree and lovely information. I have a niece called Rowan.
August 20th, 2020  
Beautiful shot
August 20th, 2020  
Interesting information. It looks lovely against the blue sky.
August 20th, 2020  
Beautifully composed shot and great info.
August 20th, 2020  
so lovely
August 20th, 2020  
Oh, dat wist ik allemaal niet ...👍
August 20th, 2020  
pretty
August 20th, 2020  
Bep
@momamo
IK ook niet...;-)
August 20th, 2020  
So pretty ! I love the mountain Ash when in berries - but it does remind me that we are coming to the end of summer !
August 20th, 2020  
Beautiful.shot. I love the information you shared.
August 20th, 2020  
A pretty capture Bep.
August 20th, 2020  
Lovely photo with the blue sky.
So fascinating to read the different stories from around the world.
August 20th, 2020  
Beautiful against the blue sky. Fav!! 😀
August 20th, 2020  
Ha ha I almost posted a Rowan tree shot today too...such beautiful trees looking their best!
August 20th, 2020  
great shot, I like the colors of the tree with berries that stands out in the sky
August 20th, 2020  
so pretty against the blue sky
August 20th, 2020  
Een heel verhaal. Leuk om te weten.
De vogels zullen er dankbaar gebruik vamn maken.
August 20th, 2020  
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