Mainly about the wild flowers of Fife

Business as usual in Kenly Den

It was a beautiful sunny morning and for once there was no howling gale. We walked down to the sea from Boarhills and it was so heartening to see all the spring flowers coming out, just as they should be. With most of them, it was the first time this year that I’ve seen them.

The first delight was Wood Anemone.


Then Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage, Chrysosplenium oppositifolium.

The male flowers of Dog’s Mercury.

Down at the sea, the first Scurvygrass flowers.

I wish I’d taken a picture of the sea, which was so clear and blue and sparkling.

Afterwards, I went down to St A and had a look at the birds. I liked the ripples these ducks were making.

The pavement plants are superb just now. I loved these little white Whitlow Grass flowers among the cobbles in North Street.

But the star of the show was the Rue-leaved Saxifrage, in flower. This picture makes me feel dizzy…

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