Monday, 2 November 2015

The return of summer

Dungeness dawned foggy - very foggy, the sort of fog that makes you wander around and lose sight (literally) of where you are. I birdied by Braille.. it was eerily warm, even in the fog, and when it finally left, very quickly at about 08.30hrs, the sun shone, the temperature rose and I found myself peeling off layers of clothing at a rate. By early afternoon it was a case of birding in a t-shirt.It's November 2nd for goodness sake! 2 Clouded Yellows joined in the summer festivities.

My November flowering plant list rose to 68 species, with the addition of: musk mallow, hedge mustard, common poppy, sticky groundsel, red campion, spear thistle, purple toadflax, honeysuckle, sea mayweed, glasswort agg, spear-leaved Orache, annual seablite, Canadian fleabane, sea beet, sea purslane, shepherd's purse, dandelion, seaside daisy, evening primrose, wild mignonette, corn cockle and sweet William (as you can see, some naturalised plants taking to the shingle). It really is like summer here.


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Fog here never lifted all day apparently! Never higher than 9C all day

Derek Faulkner said...

Here on Sheppey we had the same as Simon and bloody frustrating missing out on such record breaking weather in the same county!