One Sunday in June, the Swedish Botanical Society hold a “day of wild flowers”, when they organize nature walks with a botanical theme. I like plants, and I like knowing the names of plants, so this year I joined one of these walks. The leader of that particular walk was knowledgeable but not particularly inspiring, so I came home with a bunch of new plant names but no real desire to do this again next year.

Afterwards I hung around a while and photographed some of the plants we saw and named. We started and ended our walk next to a dry, sunny road embankment, and that’s where we had the best light, hence my choice of plants to photograph. Blueweed, burdock, and welted thistle.

The blueweeds were full of bees and bumblebees, but those were strikingly difficult to catch in photos, because they stopped so very briefly at each flower.