Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Flowers on a Woodland Path

I found this small bunch of Crocus growing along the side of a woodland path this week. I am not sure how they got there originally and they are a long way from a built up area with gardens or houses. They could be wild I suppose.

Lumix GH3. 35-100mm lens. 1/800 at f2.8. 100mm(X2). ISO200

On the following day with plenty of sunshine I found that they had all come out in full flower.

Lumix GH3. 12-35mm lens. 1/500 at 6.3.  35mm(X2). ISO200


Further along the path I found these Winter Aconite, which I quite expected to find as they had grown in this area for many years.



28 comments:

  1. Roy, it's a good feeling to know that Spring is just around the corner, as the colour begins to return to the countryside once more...[;o)

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    1. Certainly is Trevor, although we do have a very cold spell coming up.

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  2. Lovely to see Spring popping up everywhere Roy! When I first see the Aconites, I know that Winter is starting to draw close and Spring is not too far away (hopefully)!
    J
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  3. Hey Roy...No signs of anything like that here : ), but our turn will come!!
    Love the third one, the light and shadow on them is nice!!
    That yellow sure is not to be missed, so bright and sunny!!
    Rained a pour here last night, and near 40 degrees above, sure eats away at the snow!!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, its a good job your snow is being eaten away.

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  4. Hello Roy, Could be that a squirrel dug up the crocus corms (they love digging them out of pots etc.) then took them off to cache them - and of course they rooted and have grown away when the squirrel didn't come back for them. I suppose they may also have been seeded from squirrel droppings! Isn't nature wonderful?!

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    1. It sure is Helena.
      You could well be right about the squirrel.

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  5. A cheery and warming post after what has been a cold and grey day up here. Hopefully spring is just around the corner :-)

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    1. Thanks David, however it is really cold again now with that Easterly.

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  6. I know that we need a few more weeks to see that beauty here but your flowers bring the promise of spring, no doubt about that. In spite of all the snow we have been covered with. They look lovely.

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    1. Thanks Petra, it was very nice to see them.

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  7. A lovely, colourful post Roy. I love finding wild Winter Aconites, there are some that have grown locally since I was a child. I suppose the birds could have seeded the crocus flowers.

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    1. Thanks Jan, yes it could also be birds but they were a nice little bunch.

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  8. Roy, I keep meaning to ask if you realised your excellent finding of the Blyth's Reed Warbler was heavily featured in Mike Weedon's column in the January edition of Bird Watching magazine?

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    1. Yes Jan I read Mikes excellent article. As he knows me, he was spot on about me not having a great deal of bird knowledge. I only wished I knew what I had found that day as I could have text him to get on his bike. He could have reached the spot within a few minutes.

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  9. Beautiful. Those crosus are the specie kind which are much more delicate looking that the usual ones bought in the garden centres, though you can get the specie ones there too. I love when spring starts springing! (-:

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    1. Thanks Jen, yes it is showing some promise.

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  10. lovely shots Roy, hope Spring arrives soon for us both. cheers.

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  11. A beautiful combination Roy.
    Spring will soon be here.

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    1. Thanks Keith. Yes just around the corner.

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  12. That looks so spring like and beautiful! I can't wait to see some color here. I'm rather tired of drab winter.

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    1. Yes I am getting fed up with to Mary.

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  13. Though the winter is quite persistent this year, these lovely pictures do show that spring can never be stopped.
    Sjerp

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    1. Thanks Sjerp , yes not too far away.

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  14. Hi Roy

    Boy do these look inviting, it is not cold here at present but we are in our dirty snow phase so I am ready for a change.
    It is good to have a reminder of what we are waiting for.

    Regards
    Guy

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