Midsummer Stroll

A quick late evening stroll around the country lanes and ‘my’ hill last week revealed more wild flowers. Mullein (Verbascum) with its wonderful caterpillar moth, Evening Primrose, Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus mollis), purple foxgloves, thistle seedheads, bracken leaves turning gold already, wild honeysuckle and buddleia throwing their fragrance into the still air, rosebay willowherb and pretty hydrangeas. OK, the hydrangeas were planted by someone living along the lane, but still a large part of Cornish lanes at this time of year. And lots of lovely wild grasses – golden oats, purple Yorkshire fog and soft silvery plumes line the trails on the hill. Sometimes I wonder why I cultivate a garden. Nature seems to put things together perfectly.

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  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Lovely ensemble, Jude. And ‘snap’ on the caterpillar 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      He’s a beauty isn’t he? I thought I’d got a photo of one.

  2. Murtagh's Meadow says:


  3. Pete Hillman says:

    Lovely images Jude, especially all those fine and beautiful grasses in the top image.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I agree, the different types of grasses fascinate me, so many colours and textures. What many gardeners strive to achieve!

  4. beetleypete says:

    That’s a very colourful caterpillar, Jude. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Unmissable Pete! A very hungry caterpillar…

  5. Sue says:

    Lovely fluffy grass, and quite a caterpillar!

  6. Colline says:

    The colours are absolutely beautiful Jude – including those on the caterpillar.

    1. Heyjude says:

      An interesting caterpillar!

      1. Colline says:

        I am curious to know what the butterfly/moth looks like.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Brown! “At rest this moth looks like a dead plant stalk.” Nothing like the pretty caterpillar.

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Glorious Jude! Mother Nature does have the gardener’s touch doesn’t she?!

    1. Heyjude says:

      All we do is try and emulate her!

  8. restlessjo says:

    You’ve pinched Tish’s caterpillar! Well, a small version 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Haha… yes, we must have taken the caterpillar photo around the same time.

  9. pattimoed says:

    Gorgeous images, Jude, and beautiful details. I keep looking at that caterpillar! Wow. The colors are marvelous.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Sadly a boring brown moth!

  10. Leya says:

    Wonderful details and colours – nature’s best! How I adore that caterpillar!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The caterpillar is so much more colourful than the moth!

      1. Leya says:

        It is! Often it is, yes – and I always wonder why, because if it is not camouflage, they might easily get eaten.

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