geranium, wildflower meadow, midsummer

Midsummer Meadow

Cranesbill, wildflower meadow, River Spey

A midummer’s day stroll through the most beautiful wildflower meadow by the banks of the River Spey.  Unfortunately the day was overcast, with just occasional brief bursts of sunshine – enough time to focus, not enough time to complete a photo – but the flowers were beautiful.

I love the light we have at midsummer here in the North – on a clear day, you can be out (if the mood takes you – which sometimes it does!) anytime between 4am and 10pm and be in perfect daylight.

Above, clusters of Cranesbill, which is a true Geranium.  The garden plant known as Geranium, isn’t…

Greater Butterfly Orchid

Greater Butterfly Orchid (I think!)

vetch and wild thymeVetch and wild thyme

Elsewhere there were carpets of bright purple wild thyme, covered in bees, with these stained-glass colours of the yellow and orange vetch.  These are only an inch or so above the ground, growing alongside the thyme.

 “Are you sure
That we are awake?
It seems to me
That yet we sleep, we dream”

– William Shakespeare, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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