Orchids at the Edge of the Wood

Early Purple Orchids are simply beautiful.  It is always a joy to see them every Spring growing at the edge of woodland in Ireland. I went for a walk down the grassy lane next to some woodland and saw several of these lovely flowers.

The Hawthorn was beginning to bloom and the sheep have lambs. Several other flowers were out including:  Wild Strawberries, Purple Vetch, Yellow Vetch, Speedwell and  Ivy Leaved Toadflax.  A Blackbird was singing his heart out.

orchid

lane

hawthorn

hawthorn2

sheep wool

sheep

strawberry

vetch

yellowvetch

speedwell

ivy leaved toadflax

blackbird

This entry was posted in environment, flowers, General, Ireland, Landscape, Nature, outdoors, photography, wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s