My latest single image post was taken at a location down a quiet lane where there is a row of blossom trees. I am not sure what the tree is, but they provide plenty of colour at this time of year. Its also a good place to check out butterflies that use the blossom to feed on.
Monday, 23 April 2018
I am late getting into the butterfly scene this Spring (as I am with birds) due to being confined to barracks.:)
I have managed now to photograph a Small Tortoiseshell, which was one of four found in long grass in open fields.
In recent days I have also observed (although not photographed) a Brimstone (male and female), a Small White, an Orange Tip, a Peacock and a Speckled Wood.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Spring was late arriving this year.
We had a lot of cold wet weather which appeared never ending. The season is certainly two or three weeks behind from what I have observed during my second outing since returning to blogging.
The Pasque flower for instance which should be well advanced by now are barely visible.
I went to an area where they grow and I could only find a very small number.
Another flower, the Early Purple Orchid that should have been in flower, I could only find this single plant with leaves only.
One flower that may get a better chance to arrive on time is the Bluebell as this week the temperatures are getting warmer.
I found some in woodland amongst late flowering Wood Anemone and they will soon replace them by displaying a beautiful blue carpet. (Watch this space)
Cowslips are just about on time and I shot a few images as shown below.
Wood Violets are showing well now everywhere.
Saturday, 7 April 2018
Spring has definitely sprung now.
These images are as a result of my first outing after a successful eye operation.
I visit this location every spring as firstly it has a carpet of Wood Anemones and numerous bunches of Primroses and a few Wood Violets. Later it will be covered in Bluebells.
I sent the image below to a dear family friend to see if it reminded her of anything, having regard to the shape of this bunch of Wood Anemones can you guess which country she lives in.