I recently went to Yorkshire to spend a weekend in the company of writers. It was a fiction-writing weekend. The weekend was well-organised with good food and good company. I took some time out from listening to and writing words to go on a walk with five other people. We went to a local land mark known as Connie Pie (short for Conistone Pie). The weather was ideal for walking – dry but not too hot.
Apart from taking snaps of the views, I also recorded some wild flowers, which I did find familiar. I’m not aware of these species growing near my home. At the beginning of June there were a few late spring flowers and more summer flowers. In Scargill House I found some folders with pictures and names of the local flora. There were also bird books to help identify the birds, which visited a feeding station outside one of the windows. I also learned from a book of long-distance walks that the Dales Way, which runs from Ilkley to Windermere, passes close to Scargill House.