The other day, whilst staying with Jane's Mum, I took her out for a "walk" in her wheelchair, to let her enjoy the sunshine and fresh air even though she can only walk with great difficulty. We walked down a little lane that all the locals know as "Keepers" (presumably named after a gamekeeper's cottage which still stands there). This post is a record of that walk. The lane is perhaps half a mile long, but it was amazing how many beautiful plants we were able to see even in that short distance. I took so many photos that I'm going to spread them over two posts.
|Hoverfly on Campion flower|
|Bumble Bee approaching Campion flower|
|Grass - type unknown|
|Grass - type unknown|
Here's the evidence to prove that she / we made it to the end of Keepers.
|Jane's Mum, Phyllis, aged 86|
How nice it was for Jane's mum that you took her on a nature walk/ride. I know she must have really enjoyed getting out into the sun and it looked like a lovely day. Your photos are all so pretty!ReplyDelete
How lovely bless her, bet she enjoyed it. I used to do the same for my dad but usually to the `Fox and Hounds`.......... at least it was dryReplyDelete
Beautiful ! And your photography makes them even more special.ReplyDelete
Isn't this the best time of year for the roadside verges? They're frothy with colour and life. My favourite is the campion which we have a lot if in the garden but I do also live the simple grasses. Nice post!ReplyDelete
I love wild flowers, you made a nice photos... wild carrot? You have put the question mark with a good reason. Wild carrot is easy to determine by the single dark red flower in the middle of umbel. So, it is not the wild carrot on your photo. But it is the plant from the same family.ReplyDelete
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Thanks Vesna, the Umbillifer family is very confusing!Delete
The shiny buttercup yellow really attracts little bugs doesn't it - is that a double flower too?ReplyDelete
Sue, I hadn't thought about that, but it looks as if you're right.Delete
Aren't wheelchairs a godsend for those unable to walk with ease? I'm sure Jane's mum will have enjoyed the walk/ride.ReplyDelete
Such pretty pictures! Great photography! I hope someday I can do as much justice to my flowers.ReplyDelete
That bumble bee mid wing beat is very cool! Glad you had a stroll with Jane's Mother. Warms my heart.ReplyDelete
A wonderful walk Mark...I really enjoyed the roadside garden. It just shows what can be right in front of us that we take for granted. I find there's always something to catch the eye on any walk!ReplyDelete
Your photography is amazing yet again, especially the Bumble Bee.
I think Phyllis is very lucky to have such a caring daughter and SiL.
Have a wonderful weekend :D
Does Phyllis know you posted her photo? As country folk say, I bet she'd skin you alive if she knew. Some really nice photos you've taken. You're photography is (I was going to say improving but it's always been quite good).ReplyDelete
Kelli, the photo was published with "full permission" - she even helped me to choose which one to use!Delete
Plantain flower? In India, we call the banana flower as Plantain flower.ReplyDelete
The photographs are very well shot.
Thanks for sharing.
So sweet! The pictures and the stroll. I still want to see how you've tidied her garden. = )ReplyDelete
KeriAnne, I didn't have very much time to work on the MIL's garden, because there was a lot of work to do on other things, so I can't claim to have transformed it, but it wouldn't take me long to put it back into good order if I did have the chance. There are certainly some nice plants in it.ReplyDelete