Fantastic Flowers

Oxeye daisies grow with abundance along the roadsides on the isle of Skye. They attract many different pollinators. A lovely sign of Summer. The petal-plucking game, ‘He loves me; he loves me not’, is thought to have started with the oxeye daisy, and is now a common children’s activity. While thinking of a suitor, eachContinue reading “Fantastic Flowers”

Thistles

I visited the croft this morning and saw several spear thistles standing tall. They were attracting lots of insects; butterflies, hover flies and bees. Here is an excerpt of a poem I wrote last Summer. Thistles Majestic crowns, no blooms could surpass, Standing tall above feathery grass. At Summer’s end they fade and die, DispersingContinue reading “Thistles”