There are beautiful wild orchids in the Scottish Highlands. We saw them lots of places while hiking. I think they were my favorite wildflowers from the trip. Identification is tricky and some photos are a bit blurry. I hope these are correct.
Heath spotted orchids – shades of pink, lavender, and white
Marsh Orchids – white
Lesser Butterfly Orchid
They were all absolutely gorgeous, and I was so pleased to be able to find them in bloom.
There’s a garden out in my yard somewhere, but its buried in snow. I think the last thing anyone wants to see is more snow pictures so perhaps a travelogue might be more fun. Last June, we took a wonderful trip to Scotland. We hiked in Braemar, Durness, the Isle of Skye and Glencoe. I took a lot of photos of wild flowers, and I hope I have identified them correctly. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!
Tormentil (yellow) with Lousewort (pink)
Yellow Flag Iris
and of course, a Thistle