Looking up Buttermere to HaystacksA wonderful week, with no rain, and some sun but not too hot. A de-stressing week of scrambling up mountains and hills and peering at small creatures - we had a great view of a stoat going up the path to Haystacks at a considerably quicker rate than I managed it, and a close encounter with a red squirrel which expressed the desire to suicidally cross the road in front of our car. Obviously he's not met Tufty.
View from Great Gable
Most of the garden and allotment seem to have survived the week, with a harvest of broad beans, cabbage, onions and potatoes to come home to.
As promised - a sundew, although we had actual real sun as well. It's interesting to read that, whilst the Venus Fly Trap responds to pretty much anything which triggers three hairs inside its maw, the sundew responds greatest to stimuli which contain nitrogen, one of the key nutrients in short supply in their boggy homes.