Thursday, 16 April 2015

Blogging from A to Z in April - The Letter N -Thursday April 16th, 2015


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Thursday April 16th, 2015 - The Letter N.















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N is for NÄSSLOR, BRÄNNÄSSLOR, which are 'NETTLES', 'BURNING NETTLES'. We don't have poison ivy in Swedish gardens, meadows, fields and forests , but there are burning nettles. If you brush against some burning nettles, when you are out exploring in the Swedish countryside, it stings and is sore for a few hours, and then goes away.

No childhood memories in Sweden are complete without some episode with burning nettles, NÄSSLOR, BRÄNNÄSSLOR.




http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%A4nn%C3%A4ssla

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%A4nn%C3%A4ssla




There is even an autobiography by the Nobel laureate (1974), Harry Martinson (1904-1978), with the title, Nässlorna blomma (1935) (English translation by Naomi Walford as Flowering Nettle, 1936).



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Martinson




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