Bonny purple heather, eyebright & grass of parnassus flowers in full bloom, overlooking the Brough of Deerness.
A walk for all Seasons.
‘My face is one age, and my feet are another, and my arms are the oldest of all.‘” Worzel Gummidge, Barbara Euphan Todd
“Considerate mowing leaves a summer meadow”
“It was a sunny, though windy and showery, June day and we thought the timing should be right to see the Heath Spotted Orchids in the fields by the trac”
It can grow up to 2m tall and is found in heathland, woodland edges and gardens. This pretty flower is also a valuable source of nectar for bees.
Fresh southwest then westerly winds but speeds lower than on Saturday. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. ” May Sarton
One of the easiest ways anyone with a garden, or a balcony, can support wildlife is to sow a mixture of wildflowers.
The ‘pom-pom’ like nature of its flower has also given rise to alternative names such as Lady’s pincushion, bachelor’s buttons and blue bonnets.