Greens, Golds and Pinks

On day 136 of 365 Days Wild I went out for a morning walk down the local lanes and over the fields.

My chosen route took me over the type of bridge that I always half expect to find a troll living under. We’ve always called these little crossings over ditches and dykes trip-trap bridges after the story of The Billy Goats Gruff. Even with childhood long behind me, the magic and mystery still thrives.

I was particularly drawn to this lane that I passed, and would have loved to explore it, but, unfortunately, it was behind a locked gate so I thought it was probably best not to…

There aren’t many wildflowers about now, but I spotted some sprays of yellow flowers in amongst a crop of cabbages in a field. At first I thought they were growing in between the crop, but I eventually realised that the cabbages themselves were actually in flower.

Nearby I also spotted a flower that I think might be a type of Evening Primrose – possibly the large-flowering Evening Primrose (Oenothera glazioviana) though I’m not certain of this identification. It’s not so many I’ve ever spotted before.

I ended the day by watching the sunset over the field behind our house. It wasn’t quite as impressive as day 135’s, but the sky turned a beautiful pink after the sun had vanished. Can anyone else see Princess Jasmine riding on the flying carpet in the cloud formation in the final picture, or is it just me?

That’s all for today. Have you been out and about recently? I’d love to know what’s happening in nature where you are. Just leave a comment below.

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