June is always a good month because 30 Days Wild always helps to brighten it, and I’m so glad it’s that’s time of year again! This will be the third year I take part, and I’m going to follow the same structure of these weekly posts that I did over on my old blog last year. So if the numbering seems a little odd at first on how I split these up, it’s only because I want to be able to show you what I’ve been doing each week without overloading you all with photos and information!
So without further ado, here are my first six days of being wild!
On the first day of the challenge I decided to do something a little different to kick things off. That morning I had been sent a parcel filled to the brim with beach treasures from a very good friend of mine. There were all sorts in there and I promise a post showing what else was in there will follow soon, but these ‘jingles’ caught my eye and my friend instructed me to put them in water to see how cool they are, and once I did they shined up in beautiful iridescent shades!
On the second day I took a brief trip down to Barepot to walk along the River Derwent, as it was beautifully warm and sunny. I’ve got a fair few photos from that day which I will also share in a later post but my main spot for this day was this brightly coloured saw fly which I found resting on this buttercup.
Day 3 was another warm and sunny day and it lit up this lovely hollyhock plant which blooms every summertime. I loved the patterns on the leaves and the sizes of them, so I got a few photos and even managed to capture the little soldier fly, which was a matching metallic green.
On the fourth day I was feeling quite low with all of the current world events going on so I went in search of some sunshine and colour and found that the fuschia bush had bloomed overnight. There were a few bumblebees about also feeding on the newly opened flowers so I sat and watched them for a moment in the midday sunshine.
On Day 5 it had rained in the morning so when the clouds finally moved across the land and the day brightened I headed outside as I knew the stonecrop would have collected some of the raindrops on it’s leaves, and I was right! Whenever it rains you can guarantee the leaves will be covered in these jewel like droplets and they just look very pretty against the cool green of the leaves.
It’s been a great first week of 30 Days Wild and in the next post I’ll be sharing days 6 to 12. My highlight of this week was definitely the saw fly as I don’t think I’ve ever spotted one before so I was happy to get some photos. I will also be sharing the other photos from my riverside walk on Day 2 and the other beach finds I was sent in a later post.
If anyone else is taking part this year and you’re also blogging about your adventures please send me your links or leave a comment as I love to see what everyone else is doing or has been up to.
Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week so far!