Here we go, you’ll probably get these posts in the wrong order but it makes little difference what order balderdash comes in………….the quantity of it is relevant however so feel free to skip one or the other. Be too late if you get to the end of the other! Half the Lime Kiln with Rose Bay Willow Herb or Fireweed ( same stuff, not me hedging my bets) growing in it. I posted this last week on my visit but re shot it in HDR for this one. If you click on ‘last week’ You’ll see it and some other stuff.
Monday I walked the full length of the reserve to the railway viaduct carrying the Settle to Carlisle railway. This one still has trains running on it. I’ll investigate further but it seems almost impossible to get a good view of it for the trees. There is a path but it says NO DOGS-----NO GUNS------PEOPLE WILL BE SUFFERED BUT NOT GLADLY------THAT APPLIES TO YOU!!!! YOU WANTING A SNAP OF THE VIADUCT!…… I’ll drop Cumbria Nature an e-mail for permission before my next visit. Usually works a treat. A fiver might help if the e-mail fails.
This is Eyebright but ten times bigger than the Tan Hill Eyebright I focus stacked the other day. We are seven hundred feet lower so that could account for the latter being vertically challenged, ( not dwarf, I’ve swallowed a politically correct pill, I’ll try and remember to keep taking them). The leaves on this are more delicate so it’s most likely a variation. We are at or about eight hundred feet here which surprised me. I thought we were much lower.
This is getting silly or sillier. Greater Birds Foot Trefoil………….again a ‘but’. This is climbing up something like Hogweed…….it’s only climbed a foot though. So a small hogweed if that is what it be. You can see it’s wee tendrils. One clutching at thin air……Don’t I just know how it feels!
I really love spending time here. Thanks again Phil for posting on it at CABINET OF CURIOSITIES. For those that don’t know his blog have a gander………..he knows his Trefoils from his Buttercups and in a year or so has made my wanders far less strenuous and immeasurably more interesting. A double whammy I believe the term is…….or was. Ta Phil.
I’ve loads more don’t knows but I’ll share them some other time.
All the very best and enjoy whatever it is you are engaged in or on!