Well, it wasn’t really skiving…I worked all weekend, so firmly closed the laptop at 12 and headed off out to get some air. Bitterly cold wind so we planned a walk behind some big dunes, hoping for a bit of shelter. We didn’t find shelter, but we did find…orchids!
I’ve never seen orchids in this particular bit of the dunes before, and all of them were growing on just one small dune. According to my book I think this is a pyramidal orchid – there were about 20 of them. But then I was beyond excited as we saw something I’ve never seen before – a bee orchid.
Apologies for the blurriness – the wind was so strong they kept moving! But was so excited to see one that I wanted to share it with you. We spotted four altogether. Really great day for wild flowers, loads of sea holly too:
Windswept and happy, we followed the walk up with a picnic of cheese and onion pies in the car, had a browse round a bookshop and the library, and headed home for a bask in the garden. Total cost of afternoon: under £2.00. Satisfaction levels – priceless.