Amethyst torches

pyramidal orchid

Pyramidal Orchids

Like Amethyst torches,

Glimmering high in

The chalk passes,

Where shimmering faeries

Dance to the sound

Of lyrical Skylarks.

I love these beautiful wild orchids (Anacamptis pyramidalis). On our walks it is often difficult not to walk on them! Β These little magical torches of the fairy world are scattered over the chalky downs of the Chiltern hills.

22 thoughts on “Amethyst torches

  1. Lovely work! πŸ™‚
    Looks a bit like my favourite lupines, they are on the black list in Norway now. 😦

  2. Reblogged this on Friendly Fairy Tales and commented:
    Here is a lovely photo by LavenderMoonGirl that reminds me of Butterfly bushes and make me long to be a hungry butterfly. And then the poem makes my butterfly heart sing. I hope the magic finds you this week.

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