Today I'm continuing the walk in the woods near the Charterhouse of Trisulti on the trail that leads up to St. Dominic's hermitage. It was obvious that some of the rustic railings had been damaged by falling trees so I didn't walk too far up the trail knowing that there would be twists and turns and the path would get steeper. I took photos of wild flowers and then returned to where my husband was waiting in the car which was in a parking space on the track below.
wood anemone and cyclamen
Another charity shop find, I used this useful little book to identify some of the wild flowers I saw.
euphorbia (sun spurge) with small grape hyacinth, yellow trefoil, blue sheep's bit scabious, white and pink flower ? (of the nettle family?), white helleborine cephalanthera longifolia (orchid family)
blue cornflower, white campion, pink candy tuft, yellow rock rose, pink campion
When we pass this old oak tree growing on the edge of the mountain I like to stop and take a look at it. The trunk appears to be dead, but the upper branches are growing and producing new foliage.
Just off the side of the main track is a path that leads to the ruins of the old monastery built long before the Charterhouse was constructed. This small construction, I'm not sure how old it is, might have been a gatekeeper's hut or a mountain look-out point.
the old monastery ruins
The gardens of the ancient pharmacy in the Charterhouse which we visited earlier in the day.
Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comments on my last blog post. I haven't been able to read many of yours or leave a comment as I find I'm needing to rest at the moment. (My important hospital visit is on Wednesday). At the same time I wanted to finish off the blog I started about our walk in the woods in the area near Trisulti Charterhouse. We've been enjoying some lovely weather in the last few days so I'm now going to make the most of it by sitting out in the garden in the sunshine.
Have a lovely day!