Saturday, 17 May 2014

Sunny Scene

A shorter walk this morning, as there are always so many people about at weekends - particularly when it's warm and sunny.  We managed to stay off the main paths, keeping to the 'off piste' trails and here, the Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) are beginning to open their pinkish flowers.
Close by, the blue flowers of Bugle (Ajuga reptans) add another colour to the path sides.  It is often called the Carpenter's Herb because it was used to stem bleeding (presumably from a slipped chisel or saw.)
A more general view next, across the top of the bank which once carried a railway line to one of Ilkeston's stations.  In the sunshine, the Dandelion clocks and bright yellow buttercups looked perfect with a blue-sky backdrop.
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