I can't believe how quickly the summer is going, already I can feel hints of autumn in the air. The meadows are fading but it's still possible to find little beauties in the fields. Of all the Umbellifers I think this one is my favourite. Some people call them Wild Carrot, some Queen Anne's Lace or Bishop's Lace. They appear later in the summer and form these huge buds whilst the seeds develop. I love the delicate pattern and the spiky frill under the flower.
It's a gloomy and damp start to September so I thought I'd share a bit of summer colour in the hope that summer hasn't finished just yet!
It's been a strange summer and I've not got out and about to photograph as many flowers as I'd like or process the pictures I did take. A couple of weeks ago I did manage to go to a sunflower field which was full of towering bright yellow blooms but what really caught my eye were the spikey buds, just about ready to burst open.
I've still got a few early summer flower pictures to share whilst I am busy trying to capture the next wave of flowers. The alliums seemed to open slowly this year with the slightly later and slower start to summer and this gave me lots of opportunity to enjoy the big buds bursting with tiny buds!
I usually sort my pictures on rainy days but we haven't had much rain in the last month so I have been out and about making pictures rather than selecting and processing. Now I am a bit behind and need to catch up and share with some pictures with you.
I photographed this little orchid hiding in the grass at the beginning of June, it was just starting to open and I loved the way the stem curved. When I spot orchids I really feel summer is here.