With apologies to Otis Redding. It is funny what you see when you have a camera in your hand and time to kill; in this case waiting for the sun to go down. Docks (Rumex) are hardly my favourite plants and although I like the New Zealand native Rumex flexuosus (see previous post) I can’t really get excited about the most commonly grown ‘ornamental’ dock Rumex sanguineus which is called the bloody dock because of the red-veined leaves though I call it that because of its free-seeding habits that means it pops up all over the place. It is not an ugly plant but it just isn’t handsome enough for me to bother with any more.
And so it was that I noticed this dead dock by the harbour in Warrenpoint. Though dead dock seedheads are hardly rare, the low light on them and the contrast with the huge grey boulders caught my attention.