Something lovely from Christmas in Suffolk:
Once (years ago, of course) in a feature about plants that are attractive to bees, I mistakenly referred to umbellifers as umbrellifers. The error dawned on me the night after I’d submitted the piece. In mild panic I rang the editor the next morning but it was too late. The piece was for a weekend paper and it had already gone off to press.
Still, looking at these woody spokes revealed by wind and ice, it’s not a wholly inaccurate term, is it?