Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Summer at Last!!

Summer in Ryde Cemetery
Summer in Ryde Cemetery

After months of rain the sun is shining and it feels like summer at last!

The conservation area of the cemetery where the meadow grass and flowers are allowed to grow was abuzz with insects and butterflies on Sunday morning.

The butterflies would not co-operate in having their photographs taken, they would tantalizingly land on a flowerhead close by but then flit off again before I could get them in focus!

The beautiful Six Spot Burnet moths, which were numerous, were much more obliging and posed nicely for the camera.

The cemetery is such a lovely place to walk in the summer time, it’s peaceful and there are plenty of birds, insects and plants to see. The trees give shadey relief if the sun is too hot for you.


 

Here are some photographs taken on Sunday 22 July 2012: