The air was full of house martins and swallows and it seems that they are practicing for the departure for the warmth of Africa.
|Swallows/House Martins on telelephone wires|
Above them stretch high voltage power lines; how they miss them in flight remains a mystery to me.
The haws and sloes light up the hedgerows wherever you look.
|Haws on a hawthorn hedge|
If nothing else a bottle of sloe gin should ensure you feel vibrant.
She certainly was making her feelings known and no - she hasn't swallowed the fence.
The burdock in a roadside verge has picked a spot where its burrs will get picked up by man or beast and deposited elsewhere for next year's vibrant plant.
Here the knapweed has atrracted a hoverfly and a battered Meadow Brown butterfly. Below an even more battered Comma.
|Comma on knapweed|
But there is now danger of mistaking this vibrant butterfly.
This one however as had a rough time somewhere even if his colours are not dimmed.
|Peacock with damaged wings|
This intruder from abroad has taken over whole swathes of hedgerows with a mass of vibrant shades of pink.
This yellow flower may have a common name but farmers are meant to destroy it on their fields as it poisons cattle. It thrives however in hedgerows and on uncultivated land. Bees and hoverflys love it and help to maitain its vibrancy.
Coming full circle on my tour it's back to the vibrant power of the sun and that created by man.
But let's not forget the energy stored in the crops beneath the high voltage power lines.
For further injections of vibrancy don't forget to visit Carmi's Thematic Photographic 159