There was a heavy frost in the cemetery yesterday morning and although most of it had melted by the time we met up at 10:30 for our weekly Transcribing session Kate found this beautiful ice cross in a shaped flower holder on one of the graves.
Speckled wood butterflies have brown wings with creamy-yellow spots and a small dark eye spot near the tip of the upper wing. The lower wings have a row of dark brown eye spots. The wingspan is about 50mm.
In early June parts of the cemetery are covered with this pretty white flower. The Ox-Eye daisy is a typical meadow flower; it thrives in a wide range of conditions and prefers heavy and damp soils.
In a part of the Old Parish Cemetery, a small patch of bright colour caught my eye and, getting down on my hands and knees to investigate, I saw what looked like a tiny little orchid.