Surrey’s Limpopo

DAY 133 (16 AUGUST) – European alder (Alnus glutinosa) (Guildford)

Looking down at the River Wey in Guildford today in the pouring rain, I could only think of Rudyard Kipling’s “Great, grey-green greasy Limpopo” from the Just So Stories.

But wrapped around this European alder, with its black berry pods overhanging the water, was a lot of ivy – rather than the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake from the story.

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