As usual not a clue did I have about the names of all these lovely wild flowers.
We continued from Stenness to Brodgar on a flower-lined path winding along the shores of the Loch of Harray.
We walked from Maeshowe, a Neolithic burial chamber, to the Stones of Stenness. Overcast and cloudy. Maeshowe is aligned to the Winter Solstice when a shaft of sunlight beams into the chamber through the long low entrance tunnel. This was the signal for the beginning of a winter festival to celebrate the turn of the year. All the sites around, including the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, are aligned to the Solstice.
See http://www.maeshowe.co.uk/maeshoweabout.html for info and pictures of the interior.
Underfoot it was springy with moss and wildflowers. No idea what any of them are called. Will enlist Zelie, passionate about wildflowers, for help.