Wild week..Butterflies to wild flowers....
Saturday was a visit home, I had gone to Craven rock in Langcliffe to look for Orchids but rain stopped play.
When I was a child this was a landfill site, many hours were spent playing here, but now thankfully wild flowers, trees and rabbits have taken it back.
I found White Stonecrop which is a new plant for me and Dame's Violet growing amongst the large leaves of Butterbur.
There was open gardens going on in Settle , but people were stopping at my parents house to admire the red poppies and their garden.
The warm weather has brought the butterflies out. So my Wild idea was to photograph them.
Meadow Brown Butterfly (Maniola jurtina)
Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)
Back from Settle a few plants came home, we have build a wall near the pond and the plants have gone in there.
There is life in the new pond, were there is water you are going to get Mosquito's, midges etc, think these are mozzy lave.
Then I spotted snails moving about in the water. Not sure were they have come from , but the eggs could have been in the water plants I bought ?
One of my favourite flowers has flowered in the front garden, with the most supper name.
and to finish of my week I watched our Crow fill up on meal worms and peanuts, we have a chat every time he comes in the garden, never know he might talk back one day !