Friday, 23 June 2017
The old quarry, Graemsay
A couple of weeks ago I headed up to the old quarry on Graemsay. I was hunting for dragons...well ok dragon flies and damsel flies. I didn't see any (some were recorded there last year), but I spent a pleasant hour just wandering about looking at wild flowers, the scenery and listening to the birdies.
The old croft of Dean, with the Hoy hills behind.
Looking towards Sandside, Hoy High Lighthouse and Orphir across Hoy Sound.
Same view - a bit distant....
Looking towards Stromness
Stromness across Hoy Sound.
Croft of Dean and Hoy Hills again.
Apparently these are female catkins and fluffy seed on the dwarf willow. Only just discovered what these were. Aren't they delightful?
And this is, Common Lousewort! Sounds an unkind name for such a pretty plant! (Thanks to Imperfect & Tense for help with ID plus other flower folk!)
The quarry with Hoy High and Orphir in the distance.
The shallow end of the pool
A dragon's head maybe??
Heading home to Sandside.....