|borage, also known as starflower|
So the mystery has been solved, my fabulous mystery wildflower is borage and top marks to my Dad and Uncle for spotting it and letting me know. My Dad also helpfully told me that my miniature violets were in fact violas so it would seem that he will now be employed as my chief flower naming blog moderator. Well done Dad.
Yesterday was Sunday and we went walking in the forest which was brilliant.
Being out in the middle of the forest yesterday made us appreciate how bad it actually was. It was frightening to see how much damage was done and especially how close to houses the fire got! But mostly it was amazing to see how quickly the natural environment rights itself after such a blow, really good to see lots of new growth, lots of green shoots and generally a feeling of getting back to being forestry again.
|lonely, chargrilled Christmas tree but surrounded by green grass|
|blackened tree trunks but lots of bright green ferns in the background|