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.
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.
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.