Sunday, 11 April 2021

A Spring Walk

A Spring Walk. 
(One doesn't have to say Lockdown Walk anymore)

Various Spring flowers are showing now along the country walks that I conduct.
Primroses are looking a bit old though and will soon be gone.


Greater Stitchwort are absolutely everywhere along the banks of the footpaths.

Periwinkle appear anywhere and look completely out of place sometimes.


Although I haven't visited any recognised Bluebell Woods this year, there are some beginning to bud along the country public footpaths. I found these to photograph at a place I usually expect to see them. 


Just grass.


Willow Palm really shows out now in full bloom.


Blackthorn bushes are also in full bloom.


About two and a half miles out in the Dorset countryside I was pleased to find this scene below.
There must be some willing models here for a photo shoot I thought.






Wheat (below) growing well already especially after the rain and then warmer weather combined.


This female Chaffinch was nest building in the ivy that was growing around  a large tree trunk.



The first Small White butterfly (First brood) I have found this Spring that was actually pitched.








Bluetit.



Peacock butterflies having emerged from hibernation are becoming a regular site now.

This male Chaffinch stood out amongst the Blackthorn blooms.


Work on the farm never stops and disc harrowing and ploughing are the current activity.



8 comments:

  1. Hi Roy,
    It was a preasure to view this post Spring is in the air!
    The Blue Tit is stunning, but the male Chaffinch with the blooms also beautiful.
    Beautiful landscape! Lovel sheeps ;-)
    Regards,
    Maria

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  2. Que paisagem maravilhosa, Roy! E as fotos, como sempre estão notáveis! Então foi para esta região, que se mudou, Roy?... Recordo-me que se tinha mudado, há pouco tempo, quando deixei de frequentar mais amiúde o seu blog... Por essa altura, a minha mãe, começou a ter uma crise de insuficiência respiratória... e foram necessários largos meses, para a recuperar em casa... longe de meio hospitalar, para evitar alguma bactéria hospitalar... que seria fatal para a situação dela. Nessa altura, uma pessoa amiga dela, faleceu com um problema bem idêntico. Daí, os máximos cuidados que tenho vindo a ter com ela, desde aí... e que aumentaram exponencialmente devido a esta pandemia...
    Adorei respirar por aqui, estes belíssimos ares campestres! Por aqui, estamos a levantar as restrições... mas como os casos já estão de novo a surgir... dentro de muito pouco tempo, certamente, haverão mais restrições, de novo...
    Um grande abraço! Tudo de bom!
    Ana

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    1. Obrigado Ana, sim, mudei para Dorset há 18 meses.

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