Red Dead-nettle

My usual Red Dead-nettle spot hasn’t let me down this year. There are, as usual, lots of pretty little flowers growing there. I like to know that year after year, I can rely on the various different spring flowers to appear in their usual spot, at the usual time. It’s quite comforting.

Snowdrops

On Saturday we went round to the pond in the village to do some work for my daughter’s project (The Barley Hollow Project). On the way we stopped by the church wall to see if there were any snowdrops. There were some there as well as a few further down the road. So I hadContinue reading “Snowdrops”

Delicate Primrose Yellow

Primrose yellow is such a gentle, delicate kind of yellow. While the Daffodils, Dandelions and Forsythia are proclaiming the start of spring with their bright sunshine yellow, the primrose is more subtle with its approach. And when adorned with shining raindrops, the picture is complete. These Primroses are in my garden. I’m hoping to haveContinue reading “Delicate Primrose Yellow”

Knowing where to look

I’m not very good at people. I’m much better at animals, insects, flowers, etc. If you were to ask where does Mr Whatever live, I’d probably have no idea, unless he was one of the few people in my village that I do know. But if you were to ask where can I find someContinue reading “Knowing where to look”

Marsh Mallow

No, not the sweets, but the flowers. I have some in my garden and every time I go out with my camera I seem to take yet another photo of them. I am obsessed with getting the curly stamens in focus. Lately they have been mostly bedecked with raindrops. Please enjoy my Marsh Mallow flowers,Continue reading “Marsh Mallow”

Plantain

Among the other more showy flowers, the Plantains often get overlooked. They don’t have flowers with colourful petals, but they are attractive in their own way. I have taken quite a few photos of Ribwort Plantains (Plantago lanceolata) over the years, and they do make a striking photo when they’re standing up alone with aContinue reading “Plantain”

Purple Loosestrife

It’s time for the Purple Loosestrife to make its grand entrance now. The flower spikes were beginning to appear a couple of weeks back: There seems to be lots of flower spikes. As well as the main ones, there are others branching off beneath too. I got my first photos of the flowers this weekend.Continue reading “Purple Loosestrife”