Another beautiful day for a walk, so Malcolm and I set out for a slightly longer trek than we had yesterday, about 5 and a quarter miles in total. Starting around Shipley park, out towards the village of West Hallam, through Mapperley village, up and round Shipley Hill, before returning home. Here is our route...
Once again, the floral decoration was a beautiful accompaniment to our walk. Some seemed to be intent upon destroying it bit-by-bit. This caterpillar of the Cinnabar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae).
Centaurium erythraea) dotted around the place at the moment. Their delicate, little, pink flowers are held above the leaves, ever pointing sky-ward and looking delightful.
Potentilla reptans). These bright yellow blooms almost glow like little suns against the ground, especially as the sun shines on them.
Oenothera biennis). These plants were standing about 3ft tall, but they can reach 4ft or more and the flowers are so showy.
Tragopogon pratensis). Easily overlooked, it rewards closer inspection as the lattice-work of filaments which make up the seed head appears just like a spider's web.