The weather has been both sunny and rainy this week so I thought these clouds depicted both. Despite the three days of rain and maybe more we got out into the forest, and that's the theme for today. The sun and rain has resulted in even more colour in the form of wildflowers. I think what amazes me is the incredible array of colour from the subtle blueberry white,or the strong daisy white to the vivid purples and pinks of the wild lupin.
|A Hint of Storms|
The vivid yellows are certainly supported by the buttercups, and dandelions. But do you notice how subtle the yellow of the Goat's Beard is. The Goat's Beard, by the way, is only available for photography in the morning.
I'm not certain about the Coltsfoot or the Loosestife. The Loosestrife is not growing in a wetland so it can not be the purple variety which is invasive.
|Queen Anne's Lace.|
The Tufted or Cow Vetch was identified by my readers, as was the Bladder Campion shown below.
|Tufted or Cow Vetch.|
|Wild Purple Lupin|
|Wild Pink Lupin.|
Wild Lupin comes in two colours,electric purple and electric pink.
The blueberry bushes are now showing berries. The one below is still in flower and forming berries. The pin cherry trees are starting to show berries as well.
I have seen sulphurs, blues, and one black swallowtail, and a cercopia moth. None of which I was able to photograph. But I haven't seen any painted ladies or monarchs or luna moths. But I have seen lots of eastern swallowtails.
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