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.

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