With lockdown meaning local walks, I was delighted to find these orchids growing just a few miles from home. I counted an amazing 210 growing alongside a path. Maybe I am not the first person to discover this thriving colony, but possibly one of only a few as this is a fairly new path, created as part of a road scheme for the olympics in 2012.
This was by far the best specimen of all those I found; in fact the best specimen I have ever seen, with five almost perfect flowers all out together. A range of pictures were taken and I liked this one with more detail of the beautiful mimicry of the flowers than with the full spike. The flowers are backlit, taken early evening and just before the sun disappeared below the hillside.
Raudisandur - Red Sands Beach is one of the most amazing places of the Westfjords in Iceland.
It stretches for 10 km and changes magnificent hues of red, orange, yellow and brown depending on the light conditions and weather.
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Все оттенки Kрасных песков
Raudisandur (Раудасандур) - пляж Красных песков - одно из самых удивительных мест Западных фьордов в Исландии.
Он простирается на 10 км и меняет живописные оттенки побережья от красного, оранжевого до желтого и коричневого в зависимости от условий освещения и погоды.