A trip to Devon
We went to Devon for a few days to see OH’s father and for OH to fly his drones from the lovely location of the farm pastures. I spent time reading in the fields and I also went for a walk to the village shop every day as well as walking around the fields and through the wood. The Devon landscape is totally different from Lincolnshire, which is as flat as a pancake, and going uphill certainly gave me aerobic exercise!
To and from the village I had camera in hand, hoping to see and photograph and wildlife. I did see a mouse and a deer but both were far too quick for me! I decided to concentrate on the wildflowers on the 2.5 mile walk to the village and back. The most impact came from the wild foxgloves. I know they are wildflowers, of course, but I’d never seen them like this before. OH was amazed at my amazement! I hadn’t realised he’d actually grown up with this sort of view when he was young!
I have this honeysuckle and had a big sniff of it every time I walked past!
Until I looked this up, I thought it could be an orchid but it’s not quite so glamorous from its name!
The remaining flowers I photographed were just very pretty and mostly unusual for me. I know Bird’s-foot Trefoil but had never seen it.
I have lots of hedge woundwort.
The next 3 were completely unknown to me.
Vicia cracca – Tufted Vetch
Vicia sativa Common VetchOH lost two drones and you can just see the most important one at the top of the tree.
And to give some scale, OH couldn’t get all of me in the photo but here I am in front of the tree, which we reckon is about 20 metres tall!
Of course, now we have to go back to Devon when OH works out a cunning plan to retrieve both drones!