Orchids in the Wild

Tuesday, 20th June, 2023

This year, the wild flowers in the lanes around here are bigger and taller than in previous years. Perhaps our late spring is the reason. Behind the house are woodlands big enough to get lost in. Few guests, or even humans for that matter, ever venture there, so rare plants have a chance to grow undisturbed. This beautiful orchid was in full bloom right in the middle of one of the paths. It literally stood out from other smaller specimens dotted around. Behind it is the blurry outline of thistle, which was shoulder high. The lower photo shows the path into the woodland from the garden.