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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 21st August, 2020)

Up through wild flowers

Up through wild flowers
Ramsdale's Ruck at Pennington Flash is a haven for wild flowers with a lot of species present this year.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T4 : 16-55mm F/2.8 )
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Comment by: Veronica on 21st August 2020 at 07:34

I love that scene - a worm's eye view of wild flowers against the sky. It's very effective, and a popular composition with artists.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st August 2020 at 07:56

I love photos like this, thanks Dave.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 21st August 2020 at 08:33

The stem and cluster of leaves are familiar but not the flowerheads. And an early-morning skutch through wiki led me to believe that this flower is Bird's foot trefoil.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st August 2020 at 08:58

That is beautiful. I love wild flowers and the angle at which the photo has been taken, looking up at the sky beyond, is perfect. There are two blossom trees near Abram Park and when my granddaughter Edie was a little girl I used to stand with her looking up at the blue sky through the white blossom every April and told her it was one of the most beautiful sights she will ever see...and it's free. I would like to think she remembers that and passes it on.

Comment by: Mick on 21st August 2020 at 10:58

I bet this photo reminds a lot of women of there courting days, when courting had to be done in the long grass.

Comment by: Poet on 21st August 2020 at 11:12

I think you're bob on there Philip , but common or greater I wonder . What great names these wildflowers have . Sneezewort , Toadflax , Biting Stonecrop . All in Catweazle's spellbook no doubt.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 21st August 2020 at 12:18

Aye, and yer right Poet - what great names. And of your beauty's lesser and greater varieties I'm now aware. Thanks. We'll meet again, at the frog pond o'er the gate. Salmay Dalmay Adonay.

Comment by: Garry on 21st August 2020 at 13:39

Very nice once again, Dave, thanks.

Comment by: jj on 21st August 2020 at 14:06

If you look carefully, you'll see the seed head of the Bird's Foot Trefoil, just to right of centre of picture. Turned over, it resembles a bird's clawed foot.

Comment by: m on 21st August 2020 at 18:37

Will you still remember this , when Winters on the floor ,
Replay your footsteps and ask yourself once more ,
Will your mind still linger and wonder if it’s true ,
if we will return again in some form but still you ?

Comment by: Cyril on 21st August 2020 at 19:46

Beautiful, I haven't been along to Pennington Flash for some time, it's a great place to visit as the different species of birds that can be seen from those hides is wonderful, and those flower beds would attract plenty of insects for the birds to feed on too. The entire photo is superb with the colours complimenting each other.

Comment by: Edna on 21st August 2020 at 21:27

Lovely photo this Dave thank you.Just watched gardner's world, about wild flowers,and then this photo pops up!!!

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