Wildflowers and Hydrangeas

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Just a couple of weeks ago I took you on a virtual tour of The National Hydrangea Collection in our Local Park at Darley Abbey.  Nestling beside that collection is what is described as a Butterfly Garden with a mix of wildflowers and  colourful herbaceous plants.

Sadly this season  the Butterflies seem to be in short supply…not a good year for the Butterfly, nationally we are told. 

Hopefully we have a few more weeks of colour before the autumnal change..

 

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Back in the Hydrangea Collection those whites that were dominating this season are now being enhanced by more colourful members of the family..

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As August slowly heads towards the exit, I guess we will start to notice more end of season chjange..

As always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

26th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Thoughtful Thursday…. How Many ?

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Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick, Cumbria

The megalithic Stone Circle at Castlerigg, high on the Cumbrian Fells, are always a draw for tourists to the Lake District.  They can then play the Castlerigg game of “count the stones”.

There is the suggestion that every time you count them you get another number.  Some say 38, others 42 whilst those who are supposed to know say 40. So if you are in travelling in the area…. go on give it ago. (I have always got to 39)

Whilst the number of stones may be a challenge, it is also true that there is still many differing theories as to exactly why, and for what reason, the Stone Circle was built. One thing for sure is that we cannot ask the people who built it.

Counting stones or playing games today, as always

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

26th August

(C) David Oakes 2021