Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Field notes 6

Before I launch into the seasonal "What I did on my holidays" essay, here's the gorgeous sight that greeted me on my return to Tense Towers on Sunday afternoon.

Er... let's make that the second-most gorgeous sight that greeted me on my return, after Our Lass, of course!


During the Scottish trip, I'd missed most of the Common Poppies, Papaver rhoeas, coming into flower, but there were definitely more characters on the cast list now.

Corn Cockle, Agrostemma githago
Thorow-wax, Bupleurum rotundifolium
Corn Marigold, Glebionis segetum, and friend
Just three more species to find and identify, or figure out what prevented their germination.

2 comments:

holdingmoments said...

A lovely sight indeed.

Imperfect and tense said...

Agreed, Keith. The only downer is the fact that their flowering season is so short. Not having their genes manipulated for human aesthetics, these plants just get on with the job of seed production as soon as possible. Why hang around?