Walking on the cliffs between Pendeen and Cape Cornwall there were several pairs of choughs soaring in the air as well as this couple courting among the tin mines. Enjoy the video.
With the exception of a patch of orange lichen, these bee orchids are part of a restrained palette of greens and greys. This collage is as much about limestone as orchids.
The emergence of overwintering butterflies to bask in warming sunshine is one of my favourite signs of Spring. You can see it on the cliff above Nanjizal in the video.
The second wild orchid collage in nearing completion, but to fix the glue last thing in the day is always rash as I shall come to the piece with a fresh eye in the morning and may well make crucial alterations.
Vetch is a companion plant to the wild orchids of Monte Sacro.
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The first wild orchid collage is taking shape; the orchids emerging from limestone crevices.
Butterfly orchids grow among limestone outcrops. Gardening on acid soil, I can relax in the knowledge that my future lies in cultivating orchids in my art not my garden.