On a recent trip to Lisbon with The Traveller, I was unable to play golf because of a sore neck. I wasn’t too upset as it gave me the opportunity to walk around the edges of the course, discovering the wonderful wild flowers.
WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME – walking around a golf course can be dangerous if you are not walking along with a group of golfers and don’t understand where balls are likely to come from to land on your head! Of course if the group are not very good that could be equally precarious! (Don’t tell The Traveller I said that!)
Many of these photos were taken with an unfamiliar phone so the quality is a bit below par (get it?) but you should be able to see what they are.
These were growing everywhere and look very like some I have in the garden only smaller.
There were lots of beautiful flowers that I couldn’t name…
These were mostly pink but occasionally white.
Can anyone out there fill in the names?
Some flowers were quite familiar, however.
I hadn’t seen these little Scarlet Pimpernels for so long.
There were quite a few banks full of lovely bright nasturtiums…
There were dog roses everywhere, but no scent.
Unlike this honeysuckle which smelled wonderful.
There were interesting trees too along the way.
Some plants were not very golfer-friendly
and neither was some of the wildlife.
Not a good idea to stand still too long lining up that shot!
On the other hand some wildlife was just adorable!
No sign of any Albatrosses or Eagles but there were a few nice Birdies (another golfing pun – sorry).
The grasses around the course were so beautiful, blowing in the breeze – not always easy to photograph though.
Please click on this gallery to see the individual images at full size.
This succulent looks a bit bigger than the one on my friend’s windowsill!
The next day I did play golf, but I again spent quite a lot of time off the edge of the course!
The third day I was back photographing the flowers. . . .
Many thanks to Gail to for hosting this meme. Why not pop over to Clay and Limestone to see more beautiful wild flowers.