Love the delicate pink of this blackberry blossom -- most of the ones we have in the US are white.
Knew blackberries were difficult to ID, so I took careful shots of foliage, etc. Got home & took one look at the key for Rubus & threw up my hands. Rubus subgenus Rubus sect. Corylifolii(?) I can upload more shots if anyone wants to give it a go.
Mostly done blooming, but I found a couple of fresh flowers. Wish I'd gotten a better shot, but didn't have much time, & light wasn't great.
Interesting rakish look: she's got one horn pointing up and one horn pointing down.
In Moffat, our B&B host was quick to extol the many virtues of the region. High among them were the Galloway Belted Cattle, which (he assured us) are far better eatin' than Black Angus. So when we saw some the following day, we stopped to take a picture.
Common chaffinch on the ground, near a feeder.
Siskins at a feeder.
Wild purple foxglove flowers on the Isle of Mull.
Atlantic puffin at breeding site.
Northern red anemone found attached to basalt columns in the Eastern North Atlantic.
Small jellyfish with clear bell and pink oral arms. "Pink meanie"? Drymonematidae?
Male eating bird food