Looking for some colour

It is nice to live here, and to be able to walk in the countryside every day. The trouble is, it’s all very green. Lots of shades of green, from pale mint, to emerald, to almost black. But still green. I tried hard to find some colour over on Hoe Rough yesterday, but it was in short supply. (Other than green)

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Some nice colourful Foxgloves.

Delicate yellow buttercups, surrounded by green things.

At least Ollie is a different colour, brown. But he was seeking shade in the river, and wouldn’t come out!

74 thoughts on “Looking for some colour

  1. Lovely captures! Ollie looks great in the water. ❤ We have some poppies on the fields to break the green, I was assuming there would be poppies everywhere at this time of the year. Come to think of it, we live on the edge of Poppyland, of course … 🙂

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  2. You can get a grant from the EU for only cutting your grass once a year, so we have lots of wild flowers in the surrounding meadows, unfortunately lots of ticks as well, although it has to be said they leave a nice red ring on your skin if they happen to pass on Lyme’s disease!

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    1. Lots of ticks on Hoe Rough too, Eddy, especially after the sheep had been taken off. Ollie gets one now and again, but I have fortunately been spared so far. I have enough to deal with, given the horsefly bites, midge bites, nettle stings, and bramble cuts. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. I was just noticing this today, green everywhere. Large lawns, including my small one, a dark rich color. While it’s nice, I miss the wild flowers we used to have that grew everywhere. It seems when the butterfly population dwindled, so to did our flowers.

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  4. Although there are green plants in the Mojave Desert, the color green is mostly evident in the city and at higher altitudes (e.g., the Spring Mountains). In the springtime, there are desert wildflowers and blooming cacti that offer small splashes of a wide range of other colors to the landscape. In the past, when returning to Missouri, I was pleasantly overwhelmed by the color green. But, after a while, I was more than ready to hit the desert again…

    Do you have beavers over there? We can find some here in places like Clark County Wetlands Park and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. I was wondering if Ollie ever sees them in your part of the world. It would be a dam shame if not…

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    1. Nice ‘Beaver pun’, David. 🙂 Beavers have been reintroduced into the UK, but in the south-west, over 300 miles away from Beetley. So, Ollie is not likely to encounter one in his lifetime.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Lots of yellow here in the Fens last month, but it’s gone now. the oilseed rape outside my window gives the impression the sun’s out – even when it isn’t – for the short time it’s flowering.

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    1. Thanks, Jude. We have Foxgloves growing in the wild all around here.
      Ollie is definitely improving. He still smells terrible, but hopefully that will soon pass.
      At least he is eating well, and enjoying his long walks again.
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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  6. How lovely to see foxglove growing naturally. I have tried to grow them. They cannot stand the thick coastal humidity here I guess. My grandmother and I used to see who loved butter best with buttercups, thank you for the memory. My dogs like river/lake water too!

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    1. Most other dogs like Ollie, but he has a couple of ‘sworn enemies’! They are other dogs around his age, also not neutered, and they argue about who is the ‘big boss’. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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