I planned to go out to Aylesbeare Common today and see if I could retrace the route I took with my friend a few days ago. As it was forecast to be a cloudy day I thought I had better visit the allotment first since I hadn't given it much attention over the past week or so. I was rather surprised at how much the grass edges had grown, they were flowering! A strimmer has now been purchased. The weeds had grown but I also had some strawberries to take back home. Lettuces and mixed salad leaves were planted so some sense of achievement.
After lunch I went to Aylesbeare Common with my husband and ended up doing the walk in the reverse direction as I took a wrong turn right at the beginning, but I was pleased to have found the various places. The sun came out and it was a pleasant afternoon. I was photographing orchids, and my husband was spotting butterflies and dragonflies. He found this Beautiful Demoiselle by a small stream. Extras include what maybe a Heath Spotted Orchid ( I need to do a bit more work on identification) and a Red Admiral Butterfly that allowed me to get up very close as I had the macro lens on.
- Fujifilm X-T4