Today, Kendal Mountain Rescue are training and they prepare to enact a cliff-face rescue. Sometimes they're called out to rescue over-inquisitive spaniels.
The tall, dancing yellow flowers of the escarpment are compositae, a complex group that includes hawkbit, hawksbeard, hawkweed. Today, my purpose is to show the beauty of massed flowers in the landscape, and to secure images whose detail I can reveal later. Macro photographs, then zoom-in close. I reckon that squinancywort thumbnail will be a revelation to many familiar with Scout Scar escarpment because you need to be on your knees to the flower to see it, often kneeling on sharp fragments of limestone clitter. Reverence for Nature and for art. I did think, fleetingly, of offering to be a mountain rescue 'body' to see the cliff-face flora in close-up.
A smartphone camera can give great pictures, but it isn't reliable. Sun dazzles off the screen and I can't always see the image as I take it. Nudge a finger fractionally too far and I'm into selfie- mode without realising. So instead of Kendal Mountain Rescue team on the cliff- edge I have a sequence of my hand!
To the party from Harrogate, it was good to meet you and I hope you enjoy these images taken on a beautiful day on Scout Scar. Two previous blogs show the dropwort now in flower. And a recent Leighton Moss blog gives meadowsweet as a comparison.