These photos are some of the more unusual wildflowers that I saw, but I think that you’ll agree with me that they are incredibly beautiful.
I think these photos are of a type of wild garlic. I first noticed it when the heads were unopened and I wondered what it could possibly be, or come to. I revisited this spot several times over the following weeks to follow the progression as the heads opened up.
I don’t know what plant these next photos are of, but I loved the structure, texture and colour of the flowers – especially in the late afternoon light.
I loved the shape and form of the seed pods of this next plant. I think it is a type of vetch?
The tiniest of plants provided great beauty. This next plant and it’s colourful foliage was no bigger than my thumb growing in the cracks between rocks.
This next series of photos shows the progression of the flowers from buds through to bloom and then to how the plant propagated. The seed capsules were like a merry-go-round waiting to be caught in the wind.
There was still beauty to be seen in flowers and plants that had died and gone to seed.
I was amazed at the beauty that could be found in a seemingly harsh and barren landscape. It pays to sometimes look beyond the big, bright and colourful things that first capture our attention to take in the details and find beauty in the unusual and small things. Most of these plants were no bigger than the size of my hand, if not smaller. I hope you enjoyed this lot of photos.