Yellow Rattle

This Yellow Rattle I found growing in a meadow between Barnoldswick and Salem Chapel. Its flowers turn into brown pods inside which the seeds are heard rattling about, ready to fall. The Wildlife Trust reports that this plant was once considered a sign of poor quality grassland, and it certainly feeds on the nutrients which the grasses require. However, it ‘is now often used to turn improved grassland back to meadow; by feeding off the vigorous grasses, it eventually allows more delicate, traditional species to push their way through.'

That which makes us weak often makes us strong. That which humbles us is often the means by which we grow.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2 Cor 4:16-17