Lots to do today but before I start, this flower is annoying the heck out of me.
I am sure that I used to know it well and I just cannot remember what it is. No, my mind is a complete blank.
I know that I should seek expert help but I am too embarrassed, anyway there are a lot of really clever people that stop by this blog and I am sure that one of you will know what it is.
It was growing way out in the forest at the bottom of a valley, very damp ground and quite open, so lots of sunshine.
Now did anyone see what I did with my marbles? I can’t seem to find them…
This one is a tiny wildflower and you have to look quite closely if you want to see it as more than a dot on the floor but then that is what we are here for…. to look closely.
The leaves are very distinctive and the flower is exquisite. I am confident that despite it’s diminutive size I will have no problem in getting a positive identification on this one. Usually when I find a flower that I don’t know I can at least recognise the family but I am at a bit of a loss here.
Over to you…… 🙂
This is the flower that I went out to photograph today. I told you that it was beautiful, didn’t I? At this moment in time I don’t know what it is, although I recognise the family and finding it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
However I do believe in getting other people to do my work for me and I have a lot to do this evening. So if anybody recognises it please do tell me what it is.
By now you are probably getting the idea that I really don’t know much about wildflowers. Well… maybe. The truth is that I have pretty much specialised in woodland species and the meadows that I find myself in now are full of wonderful surprises.
It is great for me. When I go out I am especially looking for something that I don’t recognise. The more that I can find the happier I am.
I photograph new species and then I identify them and I learn about them. They become a part of my life and my eyes are opened wider than ever. It is what I like 🙂
That last ID came from Mike and he blogs here Mike585 about Wilden Marsh which is only an hour or so north of me. It is a very different habitat from my farmland and forest and I enjoy seeing how his season is developing.
So, you might as well do my work for me. This next flower is definitely not called a Sherbet Dip Flower (I have done a Google search to make sure) I found it in the same location as the last and as always, it wants to be my friend.
Do you know what it is?
I have got to go up to the Badger sett now and give the dog a run. I was too… It was raining too hard to get up there last night 🙂 and I want to see if we got anything.
If I haven’t got around to visiting your blog yet today then don’t worry I will. It is just proving to be a busy morning.
Thanks for looking 🙂
There may be a lot of these posts, I am a very ignorant man. Curious anyway.
Okay we are off to a late start. That is partly down to my exuberance in celebrating the Fourth of July (which reminds me… Bastille Day?… July 14, good we haven’t missed it.) It is partly down to me running into a few wildflowers yesterday that I wasn’t sure about. You can help.
So I was on my way to the American whiskey shop and I had to cross this field and there were a few wildflowers that I didn’t know. I will ask you an easy one.
How could something this big and beautiful have escaped my attention for so long?
Don’t close your mind to the idea of a garden escapee. If that was the case I wouldn’t stand a chance, I just don’t know gardens but I don’t think that is the case. There are no gardens around here.
I promise that we will have a positive identification before the end of the day but I have a lot to do first. I will give you the same pictures that I will use later and if you can help I will be very grateful.
I haven’t forgotten that I owe you a post about Nipplewort but since identifying it we haven’t had a single decent day and I want to photograph it in the sunshine.
Thanks for looking 🙂