I was inspired by Matt Doogue macro photography to look a bit closer at the small worlds on my doorstep. I found all sorts of wonderful wildflowers and grasses such as:
cow parsley, oxeye daisy, lesser spearwort, meadow vetchling, broom, sheep’s sorrel.
There is a debate in nature education about the naming of nature and whether its draws us nearer or divides us more deeply. The only thing I know for certain is the sound of some of these words felt good in my mouth. Like the wonderful Spell Songs and Lost Words by Robert McFarlane reconnecting with these words made me smile.
I haven’t even begun to explore the names of the grasses yet……