Tuesday 26th July 2016
Linda went home on Sunday, and although I took the dogs out Sunday afternoon and Monday morning I didn’t take any photos. Today, though, I took the Powershot with me when I took the dogs out to Badbury Rings. I should have checked it over first, though. I had last used it when we were down the beach and didn’t realise Max had splashed seawater all over the lens. The first few photos from today therefore have a bit of a blurry patch on them. Luckily, this isn’t over the main subject of the photo.
So today, as on our last visit, we walked through the centre of the old hill fort and then walked around the top of one of the embankments to the south. Today we chose the central embankment.
Although the day was overcast it was warm and there were lots of wild flowers out, like this selfheal.
Walking along I came across several of the beautiful, delicate little harebells.
And I think this is a new one for me: a Pyramidal Orchid. They are only supposed to bloom until June, but I guess the cold damp weather we had in May and June has delayed them this year.
I was also pleased to see a 5 spot Burnett moth.
It flew along with us for a while so I was able to get another photo of it.
There are so few insects around this year though. I have hardly seen any butterflies and a local photographer recently said on Twitter that he’s stopped taking his camera with him due to the lack on insects that are around.
Of course, I took some photos of the dogs. Here’s Jez.
And here’s Max.
I also took this profile close-up of Max.
Not nice – best not ask what he’s been snacking on. This might give you a clue though.
Dogs! You’d think he was never fed
A year ago today
We’d obviously had a lot of rain. Here’s Max in a puddle on Canford Heath.