I bet you would be annoyed, as I was, if your owner spent the sunny part of the day cycling with her Thursday morning 'girls' and only took you out to look for some Nature Friday inspiration later on, when it had started raining.
To compound my irritation, when I spotted a fine display of cuckoo flower (aka Lady's Smock) Gail seemed hesitant to follow me along the overgrown path to where she could photograph the delicate lilac blooms close up.
Her excuse was that she had noticed an abundance of stinging nettles beside the path and she was still wearing her cycling shorts.
Of course us WFTs have furs designed specially for romping through undergrowth unscathed, and remembering how I'd earlier that day been abandoned in favour of the bicycle, I put my paw down and insisted Gail follow me with her camera (phone), nettles or no nettles.
Did you know that the cuckoo flower is so called because its first blooms reliably coincide with the arrival of the bird itself each spring?
Cuckoo flowers are common round these parts, but that doesn't, I think, mean they're not a pleasing sight.
Gail's red and blotchy nettle stung calves are a less attractive proposition, and so I'll spare you any photos of those...
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