Sea Thrift

In August the Sea Pinks, known as Thrift, are often just dried husks on the coast of Westray:

Majestic Cliffs

In June they are in full pink bloom:


It’s an incredibly hardy plant which grows on the most unforgiving shores:

The beauty of Thrift

It also grows on the buildings as well as the cliffs:


Today I look at it closeup for the very first time:

Thrift - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s a ball of beautiful pink petals.

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