I hadn’t realised but good old Google Doodle reminded me – Summer starts today! It was a dreich day for most of it but finished up fine back at home. I was on a training course al day so not a very exciting day to relate other than I am now a certified Steps for Health Walk Leader. That means I can conduct risk assessments and submit them for approval, I can prepare for the walks I plan to lead and when my Disclosure arrives I can lead a walk – all I need then is a group of people who want to start walking as a health activity.
Since I have had a few busy days I am going to do a little recap on some photos I might have posted without commenting or some I hadn’t yet had time to include:
This one is the plant known as Cleavers (common names include Goose Grass or hereabout Sticky Willies). I am sadly very familiar with his irritating velcro plan having had a dog who attracted the little balls everytime he crossed the threshold. What I didn’t realise – and if I had thought about I would have done so … was that it has flowers! (I know Duh! it has fruits so it must have flowers first?) Look how delicate and pretty they are in the second picture.
This is a scene that I look up at often – the hill behind Balmashanner; but when I looked the other day I was sure I saw smoke wafting across infront of the trees. Panicked I zoomed in to find … the sky peeping through gaps!
And finally since we are now in summer our mind turns to fruits and ripening things … these look very like redcurrants and as far as I can see they do grow wild and there is nothing poisonous that resembles them but I will be cautiously watching to see how they ripen.
And this picture reminds me so much of an upside down bird’s nest – but it is in fact a huge bunch of keys – ash keys! Hopefully another sing that the Ash Dieback disease is still well away from our beautiful trees.
Doesn’t nature create such beautiful miracles for us all to enjoy?