Lunch Break Wandering

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!


By Suzy Shipman

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1 comment

  1. Ah Oak bursting bud! … but is there any Ash out yet? ‘Oak before Ash, we’re in for a splash. Ash before Oak, we’re in for a soak’ … so the old rhyme goes. If the Oak is first this year, perhaps those long-range weather-forecasters who say we’re in for a hot summer may be right this time 🙂


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