It's hard to believe but we've had two sunny days without any rain (Sunday and Monday) so we've been out enjoying the sunny warmer weather, firstly the countryside on our doorstep on a short section of the Pennine Way over the heather hills above Lothersdale and then back into Craven country around Elslack and Thornton-in-Craven.
Sunday 15th Aug.
we didn't expect to see a flock of Lapwings
Monday 16th Aug.
Anyone who follows my blog will have realized by now that orchids have an enormous appeal to me because their variation, beauty and vibrant colours and because we've come to the end of the orchid season for this year I thought I'd have a stab at finding the last orchid of the season ...... the tiny delicate Autumn Lady's Tresses. It grows around the northern shores of Morecambe Bay in our own county of Lancashire in an area of outstanding natural beauty,so killing two birds with one stone Audrey, myself and Eric one of our friends set out around the shores of Morecombe Bay to seek out this tiny elusive orchid.
To give no clues of the location of the orchid distant views are being kept to a minimum
Two more plants growing with the Autumn Lady's Tresses
and I think it concludes this years search for our beautiful wild orchids