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.

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).

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