Hi everyone, my name is Bláthnaid and I’m Dara’s sister and I’m 7 years old, I love flowers, fairies, witches and bugs! Today is the second day of our 30 Days Wild Challenge and I’d like to write about my favourite flower. My favourite flower is the Foxglove and I love the designs inside the flower, their beauty and their glory is amazing and wonderful at the same time.
I’ve been learning all about them and they are really good for bees but not for us! They have a poison which can lower your heart rate and you might die! It can only be used if you have a really high heart rate and you can lower it down to normal! Wow. Don’t eat it on purpose! The Foxglove flower can be used to keep flies away which we don’t really want in our house, if you sprinkle the dead heads on your windowsill or other places, the flies will not come!
I enjoyed being out in the sunshine today taking pictures of our Foxglove! This is known as the King flower but I call it the Queen flower because it makes more sense to me!
The grass is green oh what do I see
A beautiful flower is nodding at me
I think it’s name begins with a fox
Maybe it is a Fairy Foxglove!
The next time I went it had vanished
Cut down its story and all of its glory
By a blade of sharpness and I was very sad
Then I started to feel very cross with the world
Nature is best I keep on whispering
The story of Foxglove will go on because I’m glad I have one in my garden!
Bláthnaid McAnulty aged 7
I also made a video for you all to watch and I hope you like the way I said ‘Nature is a language can’t you read?’! It’s by the Smiths and even though I am only seven and they are really old, I really like them, they are the best!
Thank you to my mum for typing out my words because she is much faster and I would be here all night!