The last couple of days have been thick with mist up here on the moor but the bees have been busy nonetheless. Today is much clearer than yesterday and the garden is humming.
Trigger is hopping about again so the poulticing continues. One day he's fine, the next he's not. The vet thinks he keeps stubbing it and to keep going. I'm giving him some Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) for the pain; I found it very good for my old horse's navicular disease.
Here are a selection of photos from this week.....
Common Speedwell.....not so common up here:
This lichen was almost metallic which isn't quite coming across - beautiful though:
Heath Bedstraw at last. It's so tiny I've had to wait until the clumps have spread. A bit of Tormentil in there too:
Rowan is flowering everywhere:
Great Tit. This one had just visited the seed feeder but I wasn't quick enough!
This Chaffinch lady though............caught in the act!
Huge colonies of tadpoles in our neighbour's very large pond. The newts were on the prowl so we wondered if they might be clumping together, like shoals of fish, applying the principal of safety in numbers.
No idea what these water plants are but they looked amazing in the late afternoon sun. Any ID offers gratefully received:
Yesterday's thick fog:
White Jacob's Ladder in the garden:
Lady's Mantle flowers:
The weather has cleared now and it's a beautiful evening. Have a great weekend and until next time, here's Snippet in one of his 'master of all he surveys' poses.