The views from Haunn this afternoon were beautiful, and it was lovely to see the bluebells and ferns flowering in the Haunn cottages garden. A perfect start to a May bank holiday.
I wanted to walk onto the Point again, to where we had seen the bog cotton flowering the other night. On my way there, in a sheltered bit of heathery hill, with Birds Foot Trefoil and Tormentil flowering, I found my first Wood Bitter-vetch of the season along side the Bitter-vetch (in the foreground of the photograph), and the brilliant pinky purples of my first Bloody Cranesbill this summer too.
We had spent quite some time along the cliff tops the other night and not seen any Spring Squill, but this afternoon it was suddenly there, a pale blue hazy ribbon around the cliff edges.
Patches of Bog Cotton glow, towards the Treshnish Isles and looking north to Rum. As I took these photographs I was bombed by a pair of Ravens. I didn’t stay long.
The star of the afternoon for me was the Squill.