In response to a challenge from Heyjude-the earth laughs in flowers who this month is looking for Wild Flowers.

These photographs of Armeria Martima, commonly known as Thrift, Sea Thrift or Sea Pink were taken a few years ago in my home country of Scotland.


Thrift ©HelenBushe


thrift arran

Looking over Thrift towards Island of Arran, Scotland ©HelenBushe

The British threepence coin issued between 1937 and 1952 had a design of thrift on the reverse. I must have spent many of these, at the rate of one a week, from my pocket money. The big decision being whether to buy a tube of Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles or a packet of Spangles.

Threepenny bit 1943

Threepenny bit 1943 (photograph By Welkinridge (Own work) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.


AngelAmbroseArt · 17 May 2016 at 23:34

Love this stuff. Tried it here stateside, but it did not come back as promised. Glad to see your images.

    HMB · 19 May 2016 at 18:41

    Thanks for stopping by.

elleturner4 · 16 May 2016 at 18:55

Oooh spangles! Yes please! We used to call them three penny joeys! Lovely pics

    HMB · 16 May 2016 at 18:58

    I liked Acid Drop ones too, but spat out Olde English ones as they were like “old peoples’ cough sweets” Thanks for reminding me

      elleturner4 · 16 May 2016 at 18:59

      Yeuch-the olde English ones were horrid! Do you remember bazooka bubble gum?

        HMB · 16 May 2016 at 19:02

        Never allowed to buy it and had a disaster when I sneaked some . Blew a bubble which burst all over my face, had to scrub off at friend’s house , got home with raw chin and upper lip which resulted in my mother taking me to the doctor. I never did tell her the truth about that .

susurrus · 16 May 2016 at 17:28

A lovely response to the challenge. I love the colours and the composition.

christelswanderings · 16 May 2016 at 15:53

Beautiful photos! Especially the second one.

    HMB · 16 May 2016 at 15:54

    Thank you.

Aya's Cave · 16 May 2016 at 14:36

I love the photos! They are really amazing!

    HMB · 16 May 2016 at 15:19

    Thanks for stopping by.

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