Documenting the seasons of coastal Dorset. I'm a complete amateur so don't trust I'm always right. If ever you see I'm wrong - whether with identifications or in anything else - do say!

Monday, 5 September 2011

SECOND STUCK-FOOT POST

The wind is whistling in the wires. Plants are shivering. They won't pose properly for photos. And I am longing for autumn. Soon, soon. I'm waiting for that particular smell which comes with it but I can't sense it yet, breathe in as I might.

Life is still busy. I haven't even opened all the envelopes that were waiting for me when I got back from our trip round England and Scotland. I haven't even looked through my photos - and that's saying something!

So . . . just time for another stuck-foot post.

If you didn't read the last one, it's where all the photos were taken from the same spot. Not only that, I put my foot down and didn't move it. It stayed 'stuck' in the same place all the time - even when it was awkward.


I was lucky for I was soon joined by this White Butterfly. I'm told (on good authority) it's a Green Veined White (Pieris napi) but, since I didn't notice any green veins . . . I'm feeling a bit wobbly about naming it.





I may not think it is autumn - but some plants seem definitely to be 'of the season'.




Others are simply dead - like this broken branch of gorse (Ulex europaeus). The rest of the bush is fine.


Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) is a bright, end of summer delight.




And there too was this . . . whatever it is.





Are you stuck-footing yet?


(If you have a stuck foot post you'd like people to know about, leave a note in the comments and I'll put a link to it here.)


9 comments:

Linda's Garden Blog said...

lovely read

Lucy said...

Thanks Linda!

Mo and Steve said...

:) I haven't given it a go yet, but I shall and will let you know. Mo

Country Mouse Studio said...

no but what a great idea. I love that scarlet pimpernel, never seen one and it's so pretty

Mark Willis said...

I'm picturing you playing the game "Twister" and getting into allsorts of awkward contorted positions, camera in hand...

squirrelbasket said...

Love the pimpernel - I have been managing only blurred pictures of these tiny flowers!

I think the purple mystery flower is probably self-heal (Prunella vulgaris), although the self-heal around here is usually a bit darker in colour...

Best wishes :)

catmint said...

Hi Tina, this is an interesting idea. I like Mark Willis' comment because it is a bit like playing Twister. i think it would be interesting even to take photos again in exactly the same spot and see what has changed. cheers, catmint

2 bhk flats in pune said...

Bang the pimpernel - I love been managing exclusive muzzy pictures of these tiny flowers!

Landscaping_Katy said...

What a novel way of taking photos of the landscape or garden or wherever you can have your foot stuck. :) Btw, you did get interesting shots. Might as well give it a try in my own small patch of landscaping.