Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Flowers and Four Legs

Images from my recent Woodland walk including small flowers and big hooves.
It was sunny and warm on that day, but is a little different now.{:))


Common Daisy

"In the hot and humid weather it pays to keep One's feet cool whilst eating"

The Orchids are coming out now on the Reserve. 
The area where I took these images will soon have hundreds scattered around.

Common Spotted Orchid (Dactyloruiza fuchsii)




Red Clover

As usual these poor horses were bothered by flies around their heads.


Buttercup



Mallow ?

Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)

Vetch

Speedwell



23 comments:

  1. HI Roy Sorry if I am repeating myself but my last comment went up in smoke!!! I love all the wild flowers and your close up shots of them are wonderful. Of course the horses are also great. Yesterday when the UK had terrible weather we had SUN, and more SUN today. Happy Days.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, its chucking down here today and did so yesterday and probably tomorrow.{:((

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  2. Beautiful! I love the horses and all the flowers, especially the orchids. It almost feels like autumn here with the wind, the rain and the temperatures we're having. :(

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  3. Hey Roy... Those Orchid are just gorgeous, prettier then any hot house grown ones could ever be!
    All the wild flower are beauties and nice shot's of them!!
    I am not a big horse lover, but I do love the look of that first one and his "cool" feet : }!!

    Grace

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  4. heerlijke serie mooi deze afwisseling met paarden en bloemen .

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  5. Ahhh!...those were the days...sunny and warm, butterflies and bees, lovely colourful flowers....how long ago was that now?
    Cracking set of images Roy, just the job to bring back some warmth and colour to a dismal day!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes seven days ago.

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  6. Must have been a while ago Roy! ;) The wet weather is quite good for the flowers though, not sure about the horses!
    J
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    1. It was seven days ago John, only nice day we have had recently.

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  7. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog, Roy!
    Great set of photos...
    Ana

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  8. Great photos, the Spotted Orchid look in very good condition, still a little behind up here on the wild flowers, and the Speedwell is my flower at the moment trying to see all the different species to put them all together in one post, also a very small moth can be found on them. We have horses up on the hill in one of the fields, if they are on the path I have to walk quite far to get round them same with cows not to keen on them... Best seen in photos...
    Amanda x

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    1. Thanks Amanda, horses are OK and cows are my favourites. They won't bother you unless you have a dog with you and particularly (but not always) if they have calves with them. Then you have got a problem.{:))

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    2. I do have the dog with me most of the time, but it's down to many bad experiences when I was young, that's why I don't like the dentist, another whole story!!

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  9. Love the flowers and the horses...nice mixture!

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  10. I love those speedwells, I wonder if we have them around here, I'll have to do some research.

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    1. There are a number of species in the same family John, I wouldn't be surprised if you have something like these around.

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  11. Hahah ... funny title with flowers and four legs :-)
    Indeed a nice afwsiiling leading to the recovery of the legs and flowers.

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