The Cuckoo Flower

Sometimes, when you get into a routine and are so busy doing what you’re doing, that you forget to stop and take time for what is around you. So is the relationship between the flower pictured below and myself which I see most days at this time of the year as I’m going to bring in the cows. It’s on some marshy ground beside our stream, but I never questioned as to what it was. It just always appears at this time of year. So I looked it up just now on Irish Wildflowers and found that it’s known as the Lady’s Smock/Cuckoo Flower (or Cardamine Pratensis in latin). There’s not many of them there, but they are beautiful and elegant.


Standing tall and beautiful among the other grasses and plants, to take in the midday sun is our cuckoo flower


The same flower in it’s larger environment


1 comment so far

  1. nightskyspy on

    it looks like a very nice spot and this flower is lovely. indeed, very elegant.

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