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Uffington White Horse, Dragon Hill & Wildflowers


By pita


I took the camera to Uffington today and thought you might like to have a quick look.

For those of you that don’t know, Uffington is set in Oxford, however you can see six other counties from the top. There were beautiful skies today and thankfully the rain stayed away.

I tried to capture a paronamic view on my iPhone; to the left of the photo is known as The Manger, Dragon Hill in the middle and a little glimpse of the White Horse to the right…..

Tiny wild flowers nestle in the chalk hillside which most appear to miss!

This is the ‘Small Scabious’,butterflies and bees flock to the small mauve flower as it hides in the grasses.

This is knapwood and the bees were flocking to it for the pollen!

Harebells are tiny.

Pink Clover

This beautiful little yellow flower is no bigger than a blade of grass, however I have not been able to identify it – all help great received!

Today was ‘white horse clean up day’ and there were many volunteers keeping the horse white however I stayed away as the myth says that if you stand in the horses eye you will get pregnant! (Not for me thank you! hee hee)

Happy Bank Holiday! :o)

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That was interesting. I love wild flowers, and that area is lovely :)

24 Aug, 2014


Lovely photo's Pita its many years since we went to see the white horse, I remember walking around it but not stepping onto it, never heard that saying, wonder how many have been caught out , lol..........

24 Aug, 2014


Lovely photos Pita, the little yellow wildflower is Common Bird's Foot Trefoil, so called becase the seed pods look like a birds foot :o)

24 Aug, 2014


Thank you for sharing a lovely memory of your visit.

25 Aug, 2014


Thank you for sharing your day out with us. Did you see the Birds foot trefoil on the Countryside programme last evening. It is a common flower in Morayshire where I was brought up but not quite so common in the Lothians.

25 Aug, 2014


Hi Pita .. Lovely photos :o)

25 Aug, 2014


Lovely area Pita - thank you for the photos.

25 Aug, 2014


Thank you all, thank you also for naming the Birds foot trefoil, I knew one of you would know! Much appreciated x

25 Aug, 2014

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