On a little excursion to Arlingham this evening I found these Bee Orchids in full bloom growing near the river. These are surely one of the most beautiful and fascinating (not to mention photogenic) wild flowers we have in Britain, and such a treat to find growing locally. Also in the same area there was a sprinkling of Pyramidal Orchids (below). These too are very beautiful especially when viewed in close-up - click to enlarge the pictures as usual. (Photos: © Paul Masters).