On Wednesday I brought my camera with me to work as the weather was nice, and had a bit of a wander during my lunch break. One of the people in my office mentioned that the Bluebells were coming out so I thought I’d go and see.
Before reaching the woods I saw lots of blossom on the trees still:
The Bluebells aren’t all out yet, but a lot of them are coming out, and soon there will be blankets of blue on the woodland floor.
I think this is a Beech tree which is a bit ahead of the one in my garden:
Later in the year there will be the usual lovely display of Foxgloves up in the woods. At the moment there are just the leaves on show:
I was pleased to see some fresh new Oak leaves bursting out, still all bright green and soft:
There are many Ferns unfurling around the place. I do love how they uncurl 🙂
I made a new discovery that I hadn’t noticed before, and didn’t recognise. It was these Elm flowers. It took me a while to work out what they were because usually you identify trees by their leaves, and there weren’t any. Finally I discovered they were Elm trees and this makes me happy – I like to learn new things 🙂
Another thing I was really pleased about was finding some pretty patches of Wood-Sorrel flowers:
There are so many trees now with leaves – this one is a Birch I think:
This one is a Sycamore, as far as I can tell. I’d never really thought about the flowers on Sycamore – I think more of the “helicopter” fruits. I rather like this photo’s background – the blurring of the leaves behind the bit I was focussing on made it look a bit like a painting.
I spotted just one of these tiny yellow flowers, which turns out to be a Yellow Pimpernel:
And finally, returning to the office past the bog garden, I got another photo of the Marsh Marigolds who seem to be extremely popular with flies!