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Alder Buckthorn from the subconscious

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I took a photo of this a few weeks ago because I didn't recognise it. I expect to recognise trees - at least, trees growing in a context that says 'I am a native tree!' like this one.  Later, I found the photo and thought 'what was that tree anyway?'  So I typed things vaguely into Google, but had no luck.  Then the word 'Alder'  came into my head, and then the word 'buckthorn'. And so it appears to be.   Yet I would have sworn I did not know that tree.

 Bad brain, no biscuit.

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puddleshark
15th Nov, 2014 17:34 (UTC)
Maybe your subconscious collects tree names?

My subconscious isn't nearly so helpful - I usually have to resort to posting pictures of trees at ispotnature.org for the tree-boffins to identify.
bunn
15th Nov, 2014 20:27 (UTC)
I had got as far as thinking "I'm sure there's some site I can post on..." when my brain finally got into gear.

I wish it would store things where I could find them! Although I suppose that would imply being able to find my keys from time to time...
timetiger
15th Nov, 2014 19:55 (UTC)
Oh, I don't know. It came through for you in the end.

*pats brain*
bunn
15th Nov, 2014 20:11 (UTC)
Hmmm. maybe my brain is behaving like a lurcher... :-ooo
ladyofastolat
16th Nov, 2014 09:17 (UTC)
When doing quizzes or watching University Challenge or the like, I frequently think, "I don't know this one," just as some answer pops quietly into the back of my mind. "But I won't say that out loud," I think, "because I've no idea where it came from, and it's bound to be hilariously and embarrassingly wrong." Almost invariably, it turns out to be right. From this I have concluded that the brain is a very sneaky thing indeed, that takes delight in putting things into storage without informing us that it's doing so, and without providing a proper indexing system or recording its sources. It really needs to go on an information management course.
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