Sunday, November 2, 2014
It took me a while to identify this but it turns out to be an Appleberry.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The first thing that always flowers and provides bright points of yellow and red everywhere is the Creeping Bossiaea.
This spring, thanks to Jo from Trust for Nature, I have discovered our small bird orchids. The one above is just coming out, the one below is darker and has been out for a while.
Also this year we have rice flowers again, after a couple of springs with hardly any. Below is Twining Glycine (I think). It always grows up and around the bracken.
These bright red flowers are commonly called Running Postman. They only grow in one place, in the middle of the track, and you can't miss them!
Sunday, July 6, 2014
I keep finding these tiny "gardens" of fungi in odd spots on fallen trees - and upright ones, too.
Might explain why I'm currently writing science fiction...
These fungi amaze me - there were several on the one fallen tree.
And these were popping out of the top.
Visitors near my window. Hard to photograph as they move so fast.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Sunday, December 22, 2013
I am now thinking these are pale vanilla lilies. Like the fringe lilies, they are blooming everywhere but you almost don't see them as you walk - they are so small and delicate.
This is new to me - the book says it is Slender Speedwell.
Plenty of birds around at the moment, most of which are high in the canopy. A flock of magpies are constantly flying around like black and white swooping flags, warbling and singing.
This is a crimson rosella, waiting for its friends to come back.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Another fringe lily, just because they are my favourites.
Blue pincushions - after a slow start they are all coming out on the north side.
Bluebell - not so many this year but this was a large one.
Vanilla lily - in my reference book these are purple but all the ones I have seen are white.
Often when a tree falls, it tried to keep growing, sending out lots of small spurts. This one has finally given up.