Wild Flowers & Dunes

After our visit to the exhibition in Kilmarnock on Thursday we drove down to the coast at Ervine. There we found a beautiful long sandy beach backed by sand dunes and parkland. We walked along the beach, heading south past sun bathers and dog walkers. Nothing attracted the attention of my camera, until we turned through the marram grass and climbed up into the sand ridge. It was full of the scent of wildflowers. In this view there’s a glimpse of the Isle of Aran on the horizon, and part of a fenced off area protecting the flowers, with the hint of a path leading to the beach. The sun was hot, the air smelled of flowers and of the sea, while overhead the gulls wheeled on the updraft and mewed quietly. A lovely day.

9 thoughts on “Wild Flowers & Dunes

  1. Like a sensual banquet…sights and sounds and smells…fragrant, heady perfume of the flowers with a warm salt breeze. I love the faint trail, as well…. Very nice, John.

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