Tag Archives: British Flora

What a Gall!

This red spiky growth known as Robin’s Pin Cushion is the work of the gall wasp (Diplolepsis rosae). Red or Green, another title from the list Maria Antonia has given us for #2022picoftheweek

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All In A Twist

Twisted, another title from the list Maria Antonia has given us for #2022picoftheweek And I forgot to claim last week’s line. Bingo!

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CCC202: For All Eternity

“For all eternity,” he said as he kissed her beneath the white-berried bough. “Together always and forever,” she said, soft and low. On death their souls took residence in their little golden bough Millennia have passed yet they’re there now … Continue reading

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Caught!

No, I wasn’t fast on focus and click. These droplets are caught on a ravel of spiders’ webs Rain or Shine, another title from the list Maria Antonia has given us for #2022picoftheweek

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Tuesday Treats: Late Summer Wings

Late summer seems the best time to take photos of dragonflies and butterflies…and a few berries. Enjoy Like alien beings, these dragonflies… Dragonflies…getting it on And beautiful the butterflies Comma, wings closed And wings slightly ajar… More Speckles… And to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Treats: Flowers, ‘Flies, and Fungi

The title says it all. Photos from 26th August 2022. Enjoy. Yea, yea, I know, I’m obsessed with reeds Like little wetland lamps One of those ‘flies… Another ‘fly… Good survival strategy, to be beneath a wind-blown tree That’s all … Continue reading

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Tuesday Treats: Fruits of an Unplanned Walk

Monday 22nd August, the weather turns cool enough for me to risk a short walk…2 or 3 miles upriver. The riverside hedges are fantastically full of fruit The view across the river with the wide skies for which this part … Continue reading

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Fruits of Summer

I don’t have a positive id on these. But they seem too big to be sloes, and too small to be domestic plums. So I’m thinking they’re bullace, which is a wild damson. Whatever the actual prunus species, it’s a … Continue reading

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TT: Flowers and Flutter-bys

Some of the flowers, butterflies and other things seen on our walk 1st August 2022. Inevitably, many of the flowers are garden escapees That’s all for now, Folks. Hope you enjoyed. Next week I might have something totally different for … Continue reading

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Monday’s Flowers

An overflow from yesterday’s post…flowers galore Establishing shot (riparian) And edging on arable… Hope you enjoyed this little extra. Tomorrow’s Tuesdays Treats treats us to Butterflies & Fungi!

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