Flora, Berries and Seeds on a Nature Walk

A few days ago Meg posted a memoir of some the amazing walks she has taken so far in her lifetime. She talks of walking on Broken Hill, even the name evokes wonder, casuarinas looking south to Gulaga and a father emu with his nine babies. When she wrote of ‘heathland flowering up to our neck’, I compared the abundance of flora and fauna with here in England.

Then yesterday I went for a short dog walk beside the river and canal, and observing my surroundings I became aware of just how much there was to see. exe1

Lots of seed heads, Queen Anne’s Lace I believe.


More seeds and grasses.


Flowers galore!
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and some early blackberries.
This wasn’t a planned photo walk so I only had my silly i phone, but these were all taken in less than a mile, without searching very hard. Sometimes the unexpected brings the most pleasure.

I’ve decided to call this a nature walk and link to Jo’s Monday Walk. The Exeter canal runs parallel to the river Exe for around six miles. The canal is great for walking, or cycling, as long as unlike me, you can stay upright on a bike, and there are several watering holes along the way. I hope it fits Jo!

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7 thoughts on “Flora, Berries and Seeds on a Nature Walk

  1. It’s stupendous!!!! I think I need your silly iPhone! 🙂 I thought initially it was a post for Ailsa’s ‘Grasses’, Gilly, but I’m so chuffed you’ve linked to mine. It’s absolutely beautiful, and I know Meg will be thrilled too. 🙂

    A little bird reminded me that you’re in the Algarve soon? When do you go, and whereabouts please? I’m there from 27th August.

  2. The blueberries look delicious. It looks like there’s going to be a great deal of them.
    All of your photos showcase nature perfectly. NAture is filled with texture and color.
    Thanks for taking me along on your walk, Gilly. 👟 🚴

  3. What a spin-off from my memoir! Your walk was through abundance. I particularly loved the purple papery thingies (there’s a name for pesky Jude!!) and the blackberries – it’s good to be able to enjoy them without seeing them as a pest. They look impendingly luscious.

  4. Looks like blackberry jam time is just around the corner. I went BlackBerrying and then my Mam made delicious blackberry and apple jam, had to watch for the little wriggly bugs in them though…

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