Monday, 24 June 2013
These are photographs from an evening walk on the longest day. We walked at Ladle Hill in north Hampshire. There is an Iron Age hillfort at the top of the hill and it is also a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).
The clouds were a bit threatening but although we could see storms in the distance, we stayed dry.
The soil is chalky and there are a many wild flowers including a few very rare ones although I didn't see any of those this time.
The ground was a carpet of wild thyme, chalk milkwort and trefoil.
It was breezy at the top of the hill and even the orchids were bending in the wind.
This was our picnic spot, sitting on the bank facing the sun.
Here we are in shadow form, my son is twelve inches taller than me but if I get him to stand further down the hill we both look the same height!