Friday 20 July 2018

Flower Friday: Serendipitous Ragged Robin

We intended to go for a walk along the beach at Cruden Bay last Sunday.

But I fear my owner is losing her grip.

It makes sense, does it not, to check the tides when planning a beach walk?

Sigh... It was the highest of high spring tides when we arrived at the car park, and with no nice firm sand to walk on, we instead headed in the other direction, through grassy meadows and along the low cliffs towards Slain's Castle.

In fact Gail even got that wrong, and to begin with we set off on the track which led to a dead end. But every cloud has a silver lining, and the boggy area we cut across to find the right path was decorated with these bright and delicate little pink flowers.

In English they are called 'Ragged Robin' but I prefer their Gaelic name, Caorag Lèana, which translates as 'spark of the marsh'.

Finally I just want to shout out how delighted I am to be taking part in Rosy and the LLB gang's Flower Friday once again, and also to wish Rosy the Happiest of Happy First Birthday!


  1. we love that gaelic name too...and we think gaelic could be da world language... wouldn't that be cool?

  2. What a lovely place for a wander.

  3. The pink spidery Ragged Robin is just beautiful, Bertie!

  4. Hari OM
    OMD Bertie - that is what is called 'serendipity', nothing ragged about such a find!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. It did look like a FUNS walkies though Bertie and it still looks GREEN....everthingy around here is BROWN
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. word they need retraining weekly and in my mom's case DAILY.
    We love the flower and both its names.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  7. Despite all the missteps on your walk, Bertie, you found a way to make it happy. The Ragged Robin flower is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Birthday to Rosy!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. Such pretty blooms speckling the marshland!
    Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!
    Rosy, who is now ONE!

  9. Wildflowers are the best! You can admire them and you don't have to tend them, they take care of themselves!! Thanks for taking us along on your walk!
    Wyatt and Tegan

  10. We love the Caorag Lèana getting to see that was a silver lining indeed.

  11. Bertie "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". 'Ragged Robin' compared to the Gaelic name, Caorag Lèana well I like to think looks comes before smell and your flower looks all beautiful.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! I think that grassy Walk looks maybe even better than Beach! You look pretty happy too! I am glad it all worked out!