Last weekend I accompanied Sweet B
on her monthly bee walk for the bumblebee conservation society
on the way back we thought we'd see how many different wild flowers we could find
there were lots ..... many more than I thought there would be.
When I was a little girl I remember the hedgerows teaming with colourful wildflowers
they were in frothy and colourful abundance back then it seemed
I remember walking with my gran and her gorgeous dog
she was a proper country lady ~ born and breed
she knew so much about nature
bird song ~ impending weather ~ wild flowers
it all seemed so instinctive to her
as was often the case for her generation.
It struck me that Sweet B is actually pretty much like her in that way
in fact, I think she is actually a woodland sprite in disguise!
Being an ecologist she's pretty good at all things 'nature'
and amazes me with her knowledge
I learn so much from her when we're out and about in nature
which is where we like to be the most.
In this small jar there are twenty species of native wildflower
we did pick a few more but by the time we'd arrived home
they were wilting and not very photogenic
(a bit like me)
..... poor things.
Some have such fabulous names don't they?
I'm looking forward to our next walk!
Thanks for popping by to see me
I LOVE it that you do
x Jooles x