I didn’t have a good night last night. No sleep. I felt like electric ants were crawling all over me. So I had an easy day today making everyone else do my chores, because that is what daughters are for!
Anyway, this handsome prince was waiting for me at the front door. Daisy has made her boys a day-paddock of grass that needs eating around the outside of the house.
To clear my head, I went for a walk along the road. The wild flowers are fabulous, as usual but the bog cotton or cottongrass is amazing this year.
I have never seen it this good.
In Shetland, bog cotton is known as “Lucky Minnie’s Oo”. Apparently “Lucky Minnie” is Scottish for grandmother. “Oo” is Shetland dialect for wool. The perfect name then.
And I have just found this out, it was used for dressing wounds in the First World War (1914 – 1918).
Brilliant to see this time of year and possibly the definition of a swathe.
My head is cleared and I am feeling a bit better now. I hope it was just one of those nights and I am back to default settings.
Those electric ants are not welcome.