My experience of the wheel of the year is not about celebrating festivals. What I most like to engage with are the seasonal events in my local landscape – the timing of which varies somewhat from year to year. Over time, I’ve built up an understanding of how the seasons occur in the local landscape, and there are certain things that are particularly important to me.
One of those things is getting to see the wild orchids. The hill nearest my home usually has a lot of orchids on it at this time of year. I can’t claim any confidence around telling the pinky purple ones apart. I love the bee orchids especially, and I’ve seen half a dozen this year, which is amazing.
The photo doesn’t really do justice to the profusion out there at the moment.
July 4th, 2022 at 4:34 pm
We seem to be having a good collection of wild orchids in the back garden now. Last year we started a low mow policy and noticed one growing. This year we haven’t mowed at all and strimmed once earlier in the year. I’ve counted 14 orchids growing among the grasses this year 😊
July 5th, 2022 at 8:51 am