A Proliferation of Blooms

Spring is really making its mark now, and yesterday was all that is wonderful about spring. Warmth, sunshine, and new life…

Wherever you look there are spring flowers bursting forth.

Dandelions, often dismissed as weeds, provide a source of nectar for Bees and Butterflies (and many other insects) and bring a splash of lovely bright yellow even on the cloudy days:

Cowslips, looking quite delicate in the morning sunshine by my pond:

The first of the Bluebells are emerging in the woods. Not quite a carpet of blue yet, but just the delicate beginnings:

My favourite spring flower has made its appearance, which makes me very happy. The Cuckooflower (or Lady’s Smock):

Where previously there was just the lone Violet, now there are many, so I have to choose which bloom to include. This one is undamaged, showing it’s beautiful symmetry:

And the Stitchworts are now more abundant, bringing their white stars to join the yellow stars of the Celandines:

And I can’t not include the Celandines themselves, the stalwarts of spring, there at the beginning, and now carpeting the ground:

And while my focus is on the flowers, I haven’t forgotten to look up, and I’m delighted to see fresh new leaves are appearing on my Beech tree, more every day:

Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific.

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. You are far ahead of us but seeing your posts, particularly of the dandelions gives me hope. I love them…like tiny suns enlightening us. We had our last dusting of snow on Friday. I say ” last” but…I have seen snow in May! Glad to say my daffs and tulips seem to have survived and even two fritillias. The other one has completely disappeared. I suspect squirrels

    Keep up your lovely posts.

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