May has brought the long awaited awakening of the wildflowers. Every day we walk we find a new “first of the year” The ground is again a carpet of beauty and every step you take is a new discovery. So here are a few photos of our May blooms.

Gorse is so vibrant in flower, this photo is looking back across the Kyle at our croft and house

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Gorse

Butterwort

Butterwort

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Butterwort leaves

 

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Currant

This is the first Scottish primrose we have ever seen, and it is on our croft.

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Scottish Primrose

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Spotted Heath Orchid

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Northern Marsh Orchid

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Spring Squill

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Bog Myrtle

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Lousewort

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Forget-me-not

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Some more amazing red skies

Sunset 20/5/16

Sunset 20/5/16

Couldn’t resist him, putting this one up of him posing

Bruiser

Bruiser

Fences ready to go in with Saphire overseeing the Job

Fences ready to go in with Saphire overseeing the job

Tommy's favourite post in Melness. What a great first day! We understand this one was a challenge.

Tommy’s favourite post in Melness. What a great first day! We understand this one was a challenge.

Tommys finishing touches

Tommys finishing touches

The first tree. Yay!

The first tree. Yay!

Now the fences are completed Thank you so much Tommy. You are a star.

We have started on our Croft Plan. 250 trees bushes and fruit are now in the ground just in the nick of time.croft

Made a new postcard holder from a piece of spalted beech and some wire and hooks made by a friend. Thank you Deef.x  They are excellent.

Postcard Holder

Postcard Holder

Made some new Rowan Keyrings

Keyrings

Keyrings

 

We have almost no free days now until September, We are hoping to be able to keep up with the guest room Buttons and croft through the next 3 months. We will learn from experience! We are hoping to add Jams and fragrances to our little industry for next year! Lets just hope we haven’t bitten off more than we can chew. We did move up here for the quieter slower pace of life after all.