Looking and beginning to see

by Brian Scott July. 19, 2021 317 views

So, the previous day, I had gone out for a walk, to my favourite quiet place and, as it was a walk I was going for, I only took my little Lumix, intending to walk and maybe, see something interesting.

Common Spotted orchid (I think)

Common Spotted orchid (I think)

The orchids have been out aplenty around here, I find them fascinating but, our Bee orchids from the last couple of years have still to make an appearance. I think the grass cutting was late / early and may have stopped them making it.

Selfheal or Heal All

Selfheal or Heal All

Eat weeds

Selfheal is a forgotten healer that has made a recent comeback as a modern-day heal-all with promising potential for use in food and medicine.

Selfheal is out in abundance around here and its beautiful purple colour can be seen everywhere.

As its name suggests, Himalayan balsam is from the Himalayas and was introduced here in 1839. It now an invasive weed of riverbanks and ditches, where it prevents native species from growing.

Plantlife

Field Rose

Field Rose

NatureSpot

These wild roses are absolutely beautiful, although, not a lot of scent.

Bindweed family group

Bindweed family group

Bindweed again, it'a everywhere just now. Who'd have thought it can be edible?

Now this was a completely new one to me. I noticed how vivid green the leaves were but, close up, those flowers are stunning.

Plantlife

Red Clover

Red Clover

Up until this article, I had thought that Clover went through many stages and then, I looked it up. There's also White Clover, just as beautiful and just as common. As for Sulphur Clover .....?

Plantlife - Clover

Some of the plants I am sharing here are tiny, Eyebright, for example and these Verbena have tall slender stalks but, are probably only 18 inches high.

Also called 'Holy Herb' this wildflower was used in religious ceremonies and against the devils of disease and black magic since the time of the Roman Empire

Plantlife - Common Vervain

I find working with the little Lumix quite frustrating and most of these are quite point and shoot images, hence, I went back the next day with the Nikon and Sigma 105mm.

Looking, not seeing

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Tsao T-F 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I believe you must enjoy the walk with so many beautiful flowers. So colorful.blossom

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Brian Scott Replied to Tsao T-F 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I do indeed, it's a reasonably quiet place for all wildlife but, that is changing, as you will soon see 👍😳

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J D 1 month, 4 weeks ago

very excellent images!

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Brian Scott Replied to J D 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you JD +1

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Chuck Staruch 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Excellent shots and series 👏camera

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Brian Scott Replied to Chuck Staruch 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Cheers Chuck +1

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Adrian Morris 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Great photos.

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Brian Scott Replied to Adrian Morris 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Adrian 😌👍

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John Durham 2 months ago

Beautiful shots and such a great resource to have for your walks.

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Brian Scott Replied to John Durham 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks John, it's a favourite place generally speaking, solitude and tranquility

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Jay Boggess 2 months ago

Nice tight foci, bokeh, colors and info/commentary! Thanks for sharing!+1

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Brian Scott Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Jay +1

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Jay Boggess Replied to Brian Scott 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Always a treat, señor!+1

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Brian Scott Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 2 weeks ago

👍👋

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Jay Boggess Replied to Brian Scott 1 month, 2 weeks ago

grinning

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Thomas Thompson 2 months ago

Fantastic captures love Photo #4 and Photo #5

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Brian Scott Replied to Thomas Thompson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Thomas +1

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Linda Patki 2 months ago

How interesting.  Some of these flowers are familiar but I would have never known the names.  You did beautiful shots. 6 and 7 are stunning.

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Brian Scott Replied to Linda Patki 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Linda, I think we all see, get to know and admire many plants but rarely check them out 😌 6 & 7 was a new one to me and so vivid 🥰👍

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