A rabbit. A linnet in an ash tree. Swifts silent in cloudy skies. A raven croaks. Jackdaws call.
On Helsington Barrows there's betony, thyme and self-heal, a raindrop palette of purples. And fragrant lady's bedstraw. Yellow flowers of hawkweed close against the rain. The elliptical leaves of mouse-ear hawkweed pale and mouse soft, mouse-ear hawkweed, Hieracium pilosella. The tiny petals of fairy-flax close tight to a fleck of whiteness.
A morning of close-ups since the fells are lost in rain-cloud, butterflies are sheltering from the rain. The lush green of mid-July after rains, after drought.
Yarrow, Milfoil, Achillea Millefolium- of feathery green leaves. A beautiful flower-head. Pin-points of white pattern as the buds appear. Easy to be confused by flowers at different stages of their development. Field-guides tend to conform in what they show.
Fruit bodies of larch boletus appear, a glimpse of the world-wide web, the mycelium of threads spreading out and following the roots of the tree. The cap a pale chestnut, the pores lemon. A warm and rainy morning, perfect for fungi.