Viper's Bugloss at Sunset, Boscregan Farm

Viper's Bugloss at Sunset, Boscregan Farm textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist
When I was a child my Mother pointed out a clump of Purple Viper's Bugloss growing along a farm track at Nanquidno, just a few miles from the Land's End. She explained it was very rare and grew only in that valley. A long time has passed, and on the National Trust owned farm nearby this lovely arable flower has been encouraged to flourish to the point where whole fields are blue with its flowers. I visited several times last summer, including one evening when the setting sun emerged from below a bank of clouds, providing a spectacular backdrop to the fields of flowers.




42 inches x 38 inches