Quote of the day:
“… then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth
Forage in March for:
Cleavers, Dandelion flowers and leaves, Gorse flowers, Ground Elder , Hop shoots, Alexanders, Primroses, Wild Plum blossom, Sweet Violets
Wordless Wednesday – Sadie and the Quarry in Summer
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Both the meadow and Sadie are lovely! Have a great day! 😃
Sadie is so cute–I miss having a dog. The meadow is lovely too.
Thanks Tina. The pattern round here seems to be to enjoy doing things without the constraint of a dog for 2 or 3 years, but then get another. Will you?
That’s a fabulous site!
🙂 Quarries are great wildlife reserves, when out of commission!
Sweet old gal, what a lovely meadow to explore!
Thanks Eliza. She’s doing really well for her age!
I had two words to look up today: ‘clunch’ and ‘scabious.’ You must live in a lovely climate, since I read that Scabious flowers don’t like cold, wet, hot, or humid conditions! Picky things, those!
I’d never heard of a clunch pit, but now I see the rock formed about the same time the Great Western Sea was covering the entirety of the American midwest. The same soft-ish rock can be seen in Western Kansas, where remnants of the chalky seabed still are visible.
Well of course we do mostly have a lovely temperate climate, but these days you can’t tell what will happen next! Scabious are particularly common on the chalk downland around here. They don’t seem to be terribly fussy, but do often suffer from mildew by this point in the summer!
Clunch from our pit was probably only used for local buildings, but others nearby provided material for some of the Cambridge colleges.
I love your Wordless Wednesday post! Beautiful pictures of a quiet moment with your dog Sadie. Great post!
Thank you. I love my adventures with Sadie 🙂