Yesterday out walking across fields I found some cornflower. When I got home I checked in my herbal book to make sure I had identified them correctly, They definitely are cornflowers and I was surprised to read that they are now becoming rare and should not be picked. Cornflower has properties that can help conjunctivitis and is also a diuretic.
There were not so many flower after the heavy rains, but I found thistle and foxglove in the woods.
My head is full of flowers at the moment but I am also making things. I started a bit of applique using some silk painting scraps. Everyone seems to have 'work in progress' and that is mine, will show you in another post.
I also saw a woodpecker with a bright red head and yellow back and several nuthatch birds.
Some of the trees in the woods around here are very old and have preservation orders, like this one, with his number tag. Nuthatch like sitting here.
Behind the tree in the distance is the beginning of some building work on new houses, it has disturbed a lot of wildlife, which is why I am seeing so many unusual birds such as the woodpecker, in our own gardens here.
I have some charity shop finds to show you another day, Have a lovely weekend everyone.