Friday, July 5


when the mature trees in the woods at behind our house
were felled I was absolutely horrified

83 magnificent oaks came down leaving behind
 nothing but devastation and mud, which then brought flooding
as the rainwater cascaded down the banks
towards our house.
I've seldom walked in the woods since, but this morning I took
a shortcut up to the farm shop to buy some local strawberries

I was amazed to see the vast swathes of wild foxgloves
celebrating the summer sunshine now their dark canopy
had been removed!

Nature is truly wonderful isn't it?

One door closes and another springs open!



Sylvia said...

Pretty foxgloves, Elaine, such a nice surprise of nature !
Have a great weekend,

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

If I was a bee I head straight for a foxglove! :) x

nilly said...

Absolutely beautiful! Foxgloves haven't done so well up here this year - they are all dark pink and weedy. Must have been the icy cold spring.

Used-to-Bees said...

Regeneration of the prettiest sort!

Plain Jane said...

It is always wonderful to see how nature can adapt - I'm always fascinated to see it reclaiming old buildings. How lovely to now be able to walk through fields of foxgloves x Jane

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

That is truly wonderful. Felt sad too when you wrote about those oaks coming down. Nature wasn't defeated though. What a lovely surprise, thanks for sharing. Pam xx

Ivy Black said...

Gorgeous photos. That's nature for you.

BadPenny said...

There is something so wonderful about foxgloves.

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Mother Nature will always make herself felt - man takes with one hand and nature gives with another. We have marvelous swathes of Poppies in the fields around where I live and that is in fields that last year were full of Rapeseed.

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