Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A walk at the weekend

Last Saturday Meg and I decided we needed some fresh air, so went for a walk at Teversal trails. Meg had been inside all week revising for her AS levels, and the rain had stopped me getting out in the garden too, so we grabbed our cameras and jumped in the car.  We did the same at roughly this time last year, but with such a mild winter I was hopeful we might see an orchid or two. We saw some Ragged Robin, a member of the campion family. Yes, they are really that tatty-looking, it hasn't been eaten!

Then we came across this beautiful briar rose...

Next we found this tranquil place.....
and guess what...Yes! we found orchids! Hundreds of them in that grass on the left! Okay! I will show you close ups.
Here are a few common spotted orchids

You can clearly see the spots that give it it's name on the last one!
Here are a few more...
 I think this one is a southern marsh orchid
 This is another common spotted
I don't know this one, because it wasn't spotty, but the flowers had common spotted markings! Orchids are a bit difficult to identify as they vary so much!
We also saw a few furry creatures too...
This one
and this one!  
 Hope you enjoyed the photos.
I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to the weekend as my dear friend Lynne is visiting and we will be going to Doncaster Dome for stamp magic! Are you  going?
Thanks for looking!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wonderful photos Sally, especially the orchids, they look as if they were well camouflaged in amongst all of that grass. Good luck to Megan with her AS exams.

Sue xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Orchids in the wild! How neat is that.

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous photos Sally, the orchids are glorious and I love the bunny!
Val x

MaryH said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos (Wish I had your photography skills!). It's so lovely to see what it's like in other parts of the world, and your flower pics are stunning. The green glade did look peaceful and I'm so glad you & your daughter had a chance to get out & enjoy each other and the gorgeous scenery while getting some exercise too! TFS it with the rest of us! Hugs