Monday, 20 July 2015

Natural Delights

Much as I love seeing new things and enjoying different experiences it's always the glimpse of a new-to-me flower or a creature which gives me the greatest thrill. These are some of delights from Orkney.

Firstly we have the floral ones:  Lousewort, Spring Squill, Heath Spotted Orchid, Ragged Robin, Cotton Grass and Northern Marsh Orchid.







Closely followed by the avian ones: Curlew, Hooded Crow, Razorbill and Oystercatcher.






Well then there are these two which win the prize for most adorable [yes I am having a very rare cutesy moment]. You can make up your own mind which one you plump for:

Either:


Or: Muffin. Shetland foal. One month old.


That is the last of the planned holiday posts. I could continue but I do appreciate that not everyone finds old stones and burial mounds fascinating like me. I'll probably put up an odds and sods post just to round it all off.

Arilx


2 comments:

  1. The puffin wins for me ... it's adorable.

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  2. As a victim of many a riding school Shetland pony (as a groom and instructor not as a rider) I have to reject the foal (I know what they grow into; tanks on four legs) and say the puffin is cuter. Even though the foal is really.

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