Friday 23 July 2010: MEADOW CRANESBILL
I spent quite a bit of time in MsGable's village again today but I wasn't visiting MsGable (for a change). I jetted over to see a work colleague who had undergone a knee operation yesterday. I expected her to be feeling the worse for wear but she was up and about and as bright as a button. She was a bit cross that with being in hospital yesterday she had missed the Simon Armitage event last night.
When I got back home , before setting off for my walk, I took the necessary precaustions to cover up as it was absolutely scorching weather (with my colouring - naturally red hair, pale skin and freckles - I have gathered, from experience, that the complexion of a boiled beetroot is not a fashionable look).
Today, down the road there was a profusion of butterflies flitting about and so I had hoped to get a two-in-one blip by capturing a butterfly on a Meadow Cranesbill flower. As it was they were all too fleet of wing for me and, as usual, by the time I got the camera sorted out they had flown away.
I did manage to get a picuture of a bee, atop a thistle, and he was suitably covered with pollen but in the end I decided upon the Meadow Cranesbill flower - without butterfly - as they will soon be past their best.