I'm at the end of the season for one of my main interests....WILD ORCHIDS
but I'm also interested and follow the fortunes of another flower that grows in our area.
It was back in early April this year when Audrey and myself climbed Pen-y-ghent (Hill of the Winds) to photograph the Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga Oppositifolia). It grows on the 1800-1900ft. contour on the limestone crags and it really is a little gem.It's a true Arctic/Alpine flower a leftover from the last Ice Age.
It grows down at sea level in the Arctic and I've found it growing at 8500ft. in the Swiss Alps. In the British Isles it can be found on some of the Scottish Mountains, a few mountains in the Lake District and in Wales and it's most southern location in the British Isles is on the Brecon Beacons in South Wales.
By the end of April the flowers have all faded and it's all over for another year.
My name is David Crossley I am married with two grown up children and five grandchildren. I am a retired Engineering Instructor, retired in 1999. I have many interests - I am a member of Burnley Film Makers, an amateur film maker and photographer, a walker,all aspects of the great outdoors, wildlife gardening, wild life ponds and wild orchids. The highlight of my walking was probably trekking through the Himalayas in Nepal.
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