Thursday, 8 September 2016

Looking for the Bog

Hello

Thanks for calling in.

We knew it was there, but we just couldn't find it. How could you lose a bog? The trouble was that the moor and vegetation had grown. Last time we visited it was all yellow with gorse, now it was purple with heather, the bracken beginning to die off.



Everywhere you looked, heather was there.





We thought the bog was close when we saw this, but it was just a puddle.  The berries were part of a honeysuckle.


Footpaths were well and truly tramped, up and down, round and round.




A few twists and turns and there it was, although most of it had dried up, grasses and reeds had taken over, just a dribble to be seen.





Job done, we could leave and head home for a well-deserved cup of tea.



Back in the garden, a wasps nest was half buried in the ground. How unusual. Had something dug it up?

Cheerio

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow you must have had a really dry summer in your neck of the woods, there are boggy parts all over woods still. I wonder where the wasp's nest came from? Have a lovely day xx

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    1. It has been really dry but we were surprised that what is usually quite a big poñd was totally overgrown except for a tiddly bit. I've not seen a wasp's nest in the ground before. Thanks x

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  2. It looks so pretty with the heather & sorbus berries! A lovely place to walk.

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    1. It looks at lot more purple in reality than it does in the photos, all very pretty though.

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  3. Seems to be a drought in most places this summer and it's sad because wildlife depends on the water in a bog.
    Interesting about the wasp's nest, a number of animals like to eat bees. Silly things! lol

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    1. Perhaps it's the honey that attracts them to bees. We've had some wonderful blue skies this year, I wonder what weather Autumn will bring.

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