Spotting wildflowers out walking
November 24, 2018 by
Nature, Walks, Wildflowers
Wildflowers and health walks
I try and walk for my health every day. I only do about half an hour but it seems to be enough. Sometimes I do a bit of mindfulness at the same time.
Most times I follow the same route past the cemetery heading out of Seaford, through a lime walk and towards the fields.
I’m not a botanist – if it’s not flowering I’m afraid I’m not interested!
January – February – March Wildflowers
For the first part of the year I was struggling with using a rubbish LG phone to take pics (my DSLR is a bit bulky to take on a health walk in my opinion).
I’m a sucker for a daisy as it’s the name of my dried flowers shop
By this time I was starting to get quite irritated with my phone camera, so the quality is even more patchy.
Alkanet coming in to flower
Lamium – dead-nettle
Honesty – where I live this is more likely to be a garden escapee I guess
May – June Blooms
The first image shows I was resorting to applying digital filters to my pics to try and get a decent image. Then after that I bought an Honor which has a fantastic camera except it renders scarlet as crimson (see second image)
Field poppy outside the cemetery – shame the colour didn’t come out quite right
Alkanet now in full bloom
Buttercup with reflexed sepals
Geranium molle – Dove’s foot cranesbill
The lime trees in flower
Elderflower ready to pick
Growing in July
The flowers I was spotting in July seemed to be the old thugs which don’t succumb to a spot of drought.
Bindweed with bramble and nettle
Yellow ragwort and purple buddleia on some waste ground
August wildflowers and berries
Old man’s beard in flower
Lords and ladies – shame the colour wasn’t quite right again
Mature ivy coming into flower
September seed heads
Old man’s beard now in seed
October – November – December
The Holly and the Ivy – it’s surprising how often I spot these together. The ivy berries are just starting to form
Field mushrooms and fallen leaves