Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Wildlife at work

When, in the months ahead, the double misery of horizontal rain and biting windchill causes my cheery disposition to descend into a numbing despair, please remind me of this day.

A warm sun and a gentle breeze gave me cause for a momentary pause amongst the wild flowers growing in my workplace...

Northern Marsh Orchid, Dactylorhiza purpurella

Field Forgetmenot, Myosotis arvensis
Cuckooflower, Cardamine pratensis
Ox-eye Daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare
Er... possibly Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea

4 comments:

Wee Lass said...

Lovely! Does the latter smell of pineapples? If so its def Pineapple weed.

Nice photaes sir.

Imperfect and Tense said...

Didnae check, as I didnae ken whit it wis.

Found some at home and that does smell of pineapples.

But that doesn't make the weather tropical :o(

biobabbler said...

I wish we could trade weather for a while, tho' the shock might kill us both. It's 105F today (~41C).

"But, it's a dry heat!"

And, while dry heat is easier to bear than humid, it also more closely resembles walking inside an oven (I imagine) so is a little bit creepy. Like the planet is trying to cook you.

Perhaps it's just returning the favor...

Yours are lovely plants. We have virtually NO green right now, unless it's tended by my garden hose. The landscape (grasses, etc.) is mostly blonde. So, while I don't envy getting wind burn from freezing temps in summer, I do envy seeing a world that has water. =)

Imperfect and Tense said...

Sorry, bb, I shouldn't whinge, should I. Generally, the British Isles never has any particular flavour of weather for very long. And in Orkney, 'very long' is about 10 minutes.

It took me a while to cotton on to the "returning the favor..." phrase. Too true :o(

Did you ever solve your minimum fire break distance/garden planting conundrum?