In this time of darkness it’s pleasant to think back to the summer when, on glorious days, we would walk the coast of Westray and marvel at the light. In the grass on Kelp Green were the smallest of white flowers.
Even kneeling down wasn’t enough to be able to see them properly.
I had to lie down, nose to the grass, to be able to see them.
They are Eyebright.
They are growing along what looks like a rabbit-path of shorter grass. That may be because it is a regularly used path and furry feet have stunted the grass or because Eyebright is semi-parasitic and has kept the grass from growing vigorously.
There are 20 species and 60 hybrids. Tempting though it is, I’m not going to go down that rabbit hole.