Sorrel and Ragwort

Tall red soldiers form
a protective ring around
the queen of gold

Haiku don't usually contain imagery, so I shouldn't really call the above by that name, but hey! That's how I saw this grouping.

Our walk this afternoon took us back to the grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle (see Extra). Saw lots of dragonflies near the lake, Canada geese in the open green spaces, and bees galore.

In the morning a fritillary butterfly flew into our daughter's house, but as I had little Miss B on my knee I didn't manage to grab a photo before it found the door and released itself.

Little Miss B helped save the life of a hoverfly when she pointed at the ceiling. She watched with great interest as I caught it and released it after we'd had a closer look at it together.

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