Tuesday, 25 March 2014

an English spring

I know that in parts of the northern hemisphere the weather is not at all spring-like but here in the south of England we are making up for our cold, grey, wet winter with a few glorious spring days. Today it was cold and rainy again so spring is not settled but I enjoy the bright days we do get.

These photographs were taken near home a few days ago. The greens at this time of the year are so fresh, young Horse Chestnut leaves

and Dog's Mercury.

Lots of spring flowers, Celandines

Greater Stitchwort,

Wood Anenomes,

in the hedges, frothy Blackthorn blossom

and another sign of warmer days, this Small Tortoiseshell has woken from hibernation.

1 comment:

VintagePretty said...

Hello Willow :)

It looks like you're a week or so ahead of us with your anemones. We're still in the middle of celandine heaven here, but I've yet to see any anemones. Hopefully it'll be soon! You're also really lucky to see a tortoiseshell as they don't seem to frequent Cambs/Lincs very often at all.

Today it is a bit grey, though it's supposed to brighten up for the weekend, so hopefully we'll be able to get out to have a decent walk!

Best wishes,
Tash from vintagepretty.org