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The Colonisers

By LynneJoyce  
Over the last two years Betty's Wood on the St Ives estate, Bingley, has been devastated by a disease that meant that most of the trees there (predominantly Larch) had to be felled. This turned it from Betty's Wood to Betty's Wasteland. V's 1 and V15 give you some context here. However nature is a wonderful thing and never wastes an opportunity so this post is devoted to the colonisers that have taken up this opportunity.

You will note from some of the photographs that I did my usual rainmaking trick when out with dog and camera and was subjected to a downpour of biblical proportions. Thank goodness for waterproof clothing! But it did stop for long enough for me to capture some of these beauties. I have never seen so many Foxgloves in one place before.

As ever the exif applies only to the first shot. I chose the opener because not only can you see the flowers, you can see the protective sleeves around the newly planted trees in the background.

Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy some of these images.

Tags: Poppy St ives Wild flowers Foxgloves Red campion Wildlife and nature Garlic mustard Felled forest Bingley St Ives Pineapple Mayweed

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17 Jun 2019 3:22PM
Beautiful lynne

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Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
17 Jun 2019 3:25PM
Another wonderful series of flowers, Lynne Joyce!!!
Good work!

Arne Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
17 Jun 2019 4:09PM
My rainmaking trick worked twice when on the outings from Torquay! ☔ Excellent collection of images here, Lynne 👍
Trev 😀
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
17 Jun 2019 4:24PM
Rain improves urban images a lot of the time....the clouds stay invariably 'unburst' whenever I go out!!

v5 and v8 are the standouts this time.
17 Jun 2019 4:38PM
Beautiful set
17 Jun 2019 5:13PM
A delightful set and very well presented, Lynne.

rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
17 Jun 2019 5:18PM
Interesting set and narration Lynne,

Ken SmileSmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2019 5:32PM
Amazing discoveries despite the devastation Lynne.
When I was away recently my friends and I came across acres of foxgloves - something I've never seen before either.
Stunning set and beautifully presented.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2149 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2019 6:13PM
All of the colonisers deserve a clap for their perseverance despite the obstacles in their way.
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
17 Jun 2019 6:59PM
A lovely set
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
17 Jun 2019 7:20PM
Fox Gloves and more fox gloves, and we have then colonizing everywhere as well--- Lovely images of the gloves and many other flowers!
17 Jun 2019 11:11PM
Beautiful images. Good to see. Well captured.
Grand subject well done Lynne.
18 Jun 2019 8:46AM
An excellent series, Lynne.
Superb images and presentation, as always.
A pleasure to view.

ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
18 Jun 2019 8:55AM
Beautiful photos Lynne they’re all stunning
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 164 16 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019 9:37AM
A great set LynneSmileSmile

Joline Plus
14 30 57 United States
18 Jun 2019 12:50PM
Nature always reclaims her own....I couldn't pick a favorite, so a UA for them all.
18 Jun 2019 12:54PM
Superb set of captures, Lynne.
Perfectly presented with a great write up.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019 1:40PM
Another interesting and well presented set.
Fefe Plus
8 50 33 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019 5:08PM
Hard to choose a fave...
sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2019 8:46PM
great set
21 Jun 2019 12:38AM
A delight to view this set, and what a fine story of rebirth of forest land 🌲
Immaculate presentation as always 🌟

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2019 1:49AM
Fabulous set Lynne, V10 and V13 are top favourites after the lead...
Wonderful work, well seen and well presented... Isabel GrinGrin
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
28 Jun 2019 7:41AM
The rain does add to the images though Lynne , superb set

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