Where the wildflowers grow
We are making the most of the spring flowering and seeking out places to see the wildflowers at their best before they start to fade.....
We are spoilt for choice there are so many woodland floors close by that are currently covered in a sea of blue. This location Coney's Castle was an Iron Age Fort, but now the only dominant army is one of nature.
It must have be an ideal spot to observe approaching enemies, now we can just stand and admire the views in all directions.
Although these logs did make us stop in our tracks - from a distance they looked like a huge animal.
The fresh colours of the leaves are just so beautiful!
There are quite a number of orchards in the rolling West Dorset countryside. The trees are currently smothered in blossom. The local fruit farm provides wonderful local grown apples from September right through to February.
At the base of the hedgerows are the white flowers of Greater Stitchwort and the Buttercup. There are many varieties of stitchwort for such a small flower, it has so many old names including "Wedding cake" and "Daddy's shirt buttons", you can easily see why these names occurred!
I love the Queen Anne's lace (Cow Parsley) that in May fills the edge of the country lanes with its froth of tiny white blooms. Last evening we went to a garden party at a friends and the evening light just shone through the flowers. Have you be wandering in the countryside finding hidden beauty too?
I have just realised I haven't posted any sea pictures for quite sometime, I will have to make amends next time. Until then, take care.