Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Think Green Thursday

Think Green Thursday is Pagan Sphinx's new meme. Join her and others in participating at The Pagan's Eye.

I have photographs of some very GREEN Yew bushes around the outside of my house:

Yew in the shade

Yew in the sun

Close-up of Yew

The oil derived from yew bushes, taxol, is used for the treatment of breast, ovarian, lung, bladder, prostate, melanoma, esophageal, as well as other types of solid tumor cancers. It has also been used in Kaposi's sarcoma.

Reason enough to grow and protect these plants in the wild.


Thom said...

Great photos Mary. You have done the color green well :$

SandyCarlson said...

I like the idea of this meme and will give it a try next week. I like what you have here, Mary.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I've never seen one of these bushes but it looks really cool close up!

Greyscale Territory said...

Interesting background to the yew! And adore the rich green! I have never seen it before!

Lois Grebowski said...

We had yew bushes flanking our front porch growing up. I always remembered those cool looking red berries they had.

storyteller said...

Wonderful idea ... love your greens and the idea behind this but don't know how I'll do one more thing ... seriously! I just got around to publishing my 3rd Purple Passion Photo at Sacred Ruminations even though it's Week 4 already. Such is life ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Mo said...

Lovely photos, Mary. Vibrant GREEN!
Please note, though, that yews are considered toxic plants, even though in some doses and treatments products derived from then can be beneficial.
As with many herbs/beneficial plants, your readers should consult an herbalist or physician before using any part of the yew.

Dianne said...

very green, I have a few of those bushes too - I'm worried about one of them, it's looking ragged and not so green - need to take a sample over to the garden place - they can usually tell me what to do

moosh said...

It is interesting how the color changes from sun to shade.Useful bush.