Rain, rain, rain today but I managed to get out for a local bimble without getting too wet.
Due to the risk of rain damaging my good camera, I just took my point-and-click and, as there weren’t many insects braving the weather, the subject today had to be inanimate, in this case wildflowers, for no particular reason in shades of pinks and blues. Can you name them?
For those of you who are not overly fond of yellow flowers – you know who you are! – I’ve been out and about looking for other hues, and the result this Floral Friday is a selection of blooms in shades of pink, lilac and purple. The flowers include Betony (Stachys officinalis), Bush vetch (Vicia sepium), Centaury (Centaurium erythraea), Devil’s-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica), Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum), Red clover (Trifolium pratense), Common restharrow (Ononis repens), Rosebay willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium), Tufted vetch (Vicia cracca) and a couple of thistley thingies. Enjoy!
A couple of weeks ago I seemed to be surrounded by yellow on my walks; now the pink wildflowers have taken over. For the most part, they’re softer on the eye, more delicate in shape, and range from the merest pink blush of the Common bistort to the almost purple of the Foxglove, the aptly named Digitalis purpurea. Some that I’ve noticed are Common bistort, Dog-rose, Foxglove, Grass vetchling, Herb Robert, Hedge woundwort, Ragged robin, Red campion, Red valerian, Red clover, the many and varied Geraniums, and, in my photos, a couple yet to be identified.