Stiperstones – foxgloves, bilberries and kites

July on the Stiperstones: we were up here around this time last year, and nearly melted. Today the sky was blue, with some white fluffy cloud – and it was pleasantly cool, a great afternoon for a walk. The bilberries need a little longer, though they’re ripening nicely. The foxgloves – great clumps of them in places – are in their prime. A red kite crossed the sky, high up, with never a flap – and returned a few minutes later, performing one large circle and then away. Too far away for the camera, but good to see.

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  1. Whinberries are the local name for the Bilberries Geoff. But either way, they’re lovely in a pie with fresh cream!

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    • Not where I come from…They’re bigger in Yorkshire too.
      >>But either way, they’re lovely in a pie with fresh cream!
      I can taste them now…

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      • Bigger! Pah…….you probably saw the special tourists ones! We keep the big ones hidden 😉

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