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Don't expect anything too high-tech or flashy, this is simply a 'diary' to share some of my photos, thoughts and observations - with a particular bias towards the natural world and the countryside around my home.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Taking a walk along the Nutbrook Trail this morning, Malcolm and I were treated to a floral extravaganza. From the smallest Grey Field Speedwell (Veronica polita)....
... and of equal size, tiny and blue Forget-me-not (Myosotis secunda).
Among the sprouting nettles are to be found the pinkish-purple flowers of Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum).
At a lower level among the grasses, were the well-known garden weeds (weeds are after all, only flowers in the wrong place), Ground Ivy (Glechoma hedracea).
Perhaps the showiest of all was a flower with which most will not be at all familiar - at least not close up. Bright cream-coloured flowers flushed with pink and yellow, held in large, upright panicles. More often referred to as candelabra, these flowers are usually to be seen only from a distance on high tree branches....any Ideas what it is?
Actually very well known to us all, it is the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).