The Mammaries 4th August 2011 Part One

It was a spectacular summer day as we started up the mountain to The Mammaries.

The flowers are still two weeks late – they should be at this stage by the middle of July.  But in Long Meadow the green orchids are at last flowering – these are displayed against the lushious leaves of the false hellibore.

green bog orchidsAnd the lupins are finally making a show.

lupinesHarry is photogenic wherever he chooses to be.

lupins with Harry

Another flower just starting to show is the small-flowered paintbrush.  It is a very intense purple colour.

castilleja parvifloraAt the top of Long Meadow we reached the treeline and the view of The Mammaries

The Mammaries and Charlotte

 

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