I decided to walk Nella this morning. Although it was sunny, the temperature here was only 4.5C It felt more like mid March than mid May. It didn't seem to worry Nella too much. I was warm in my coat, scarf and gloves :(
There is still a lot of water lying around and the large ponds and ditches are full.
One of my favourite occupations when walking Nella is looking at the wildflowers. I always hope I will find something special and most of the time I do ! I can never resist taking a photograph of a dandelion clock :)
To find wild orchids growing near your home is wonderful. I think this is the common spotted orchird, I cannot say I am totally sure but that is my guess. If anyone can confirm that or otherwise I would be grateful.
I found this pretty bloom growing beneath the hedgerow at the fishing lakes. I am not sure what this is. Any ideas?? Note: After some research have found out that this is the flower of Grando Violetto, an italian heritage broad bean. When the seeds are ready I may just take one pod to grow this variety in the garden next year. Apparently slugs love this plant so it may disappear before I can do that.
I enjoyed my walk with Nella.....we got home before it started raining again..........
The cold wet weather seems endless. The occasional day of warmth and sunshine is such a tease, it would be wonderful to have a full week of blue skies and sunshine. I live in hope :)