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