Two zooming micro-miracles singing the arrival of summer – bees’ feet shaking heather bells and the ‘sap-stealing dodder’ twining around furze spikes.

 

‘When the bees’ feet shake the bells of the heather, and the ruddy strings of the sap-stealing dodder are twined about the green spikes of the furze, it is summertime on the commons.’ 

 

Source: Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter: His joyful water-life and death in the two rivers, illus. C.F. Tunnicliffe (Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976 (1927)), p. 162

Photo credit: _Alicja_ at pixabay

 

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