Bees, Blue Flower and July Action

03 Jul

From the kitchen this morning we could see the bees on the Poppies. I took the photo on a very long zoom.

On our walk around the Flat Lode Trail, we saw lots of these little puffy blue flowers. Can anyone id them?

Action for Happiness July poster is aimed at us taking care of ourselves in this uncertain and worrying world.


Posted by on July 3, 2019 in Photography



16 responses to “Bees, Blue Flower and July Action

  1. Malc

    July 5, 2019 at 6:25 am

    The little blue flower is a scabious possibly Devils Bit Scabious – a real beauty which grows on the verges of the lane we live on.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 7, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      Yes, beautiful. They were all along the lane and we hadn’t seen them before. I shall look out for them in future. πŸ™‚

  2. Heyjude

    July 4, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Ark is right. Sheep’s-bit (also called ‘Sheep’s-bit Scabious’) The wildtrust organisation is a good site for IDing wild flora.
    There is a similar one Devil’s-bit Scabious and also the Field Scabious! All very confusing, but all slightly different πŸ™‚ You usually see the Sheep’s-bit on Cornish hedges by the coast.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 7, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you for this. The flower was new to us but there were lots of them on The Flat Lode Trail the other evening. πŸ™‚

      • Heyjude

        July 7, 2019 at 6:38 pm

        I must do some of the Flat Lode trail some time. Probably during the school holidays when the beach car parks are ridiculously full.

        • mybeautfulthings

          July 7, 2019 at 6:40 pm

          It’s our ‘out-of-the-door’ walk when we don’t want to drive anywhere and we love it, especially the 40 mins version! There are views of Carn Bread the North coast on a clear day. πŸ™‚

          • Heyjude

            July 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm

            Any suggestion as to where to park and start a walk from? I’m thinking my son might enjoy it whilst he is recuperating, if it is flat.

          • mybeautfulthings

            July 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm

            I would suggest here but it is definitely not a flat walk. I was unable to do it when I was recuperating and needed flat walks. Then we walked at Hayle or Gylly Beach. It’s downhill then flat then very steep then sloping then quite hard downhill!

          • Heyjude

            July 7, 2019 at 11:32 pm

            OK. Thanks for that. Maybe at a later time when he is more mobile.

          • mybeautfulthings

            July 8, 2019 at 8:46 am

            Flat Lode trail seems a misnomer for walkers but Flat Lode apparently is the low angle of the lode of tin/copper ore. πŸ™‚

  3. Arkenaten

    July 3, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Sheep’s bit, (Jasione montana), …. I think.


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