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The Lovely Grass

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I know that normally people just admire the flowers because they are so abundant in summer but if you spent as much time as me walking in the countryside there is something you will notice and it will impress you forever, it is the lovely grass.
I have a weakness for the gentle stalks swaying in the morning breeze by the side of the road or sometimes as far as the eyes can see. Grasses are beautiful and come in so many shapes and sizes!!  Next time you walk pay attention to the lovely grasses so green and gentle and so pretty!! 
I do believe they deserve a post of their own.

Nothing can make you feel as summery as the lovely green grass basking in the first rays of the morning sun by the side of the road.  The fresh sweet smell of summer grasses floating in the air while you walk and the refreshing breeze caressing your skin while you walk...

It is the perfect summer scene! 














Purple time of the year

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Did you know that at this time of the year there is mainly purple flowers blossoming out there in the wild?! This is what I discovered today while I was walking the dogs and admiring the fabulous lush green around me. Then I noticed the lovely purple flowers one after the other until I realised that the purple  is everywhere!!

Of course I had to start taking photos of all the different plants I could find and I was amazed to discover how many different species of purple flowers are growing in the Irish countryside! Well, let's say some are not exactly purple and lean more towards the pink and blue shades but well this makes for such a good name ;-)

Oh my, it is definitely the purple time of the year!!
Foxglove
Fireweed
Thistle

Knapweed




Spotted bog orchid

Selfheal
Crane-bill and Wild rose
Bell heather

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