Another peculiar week of working from home and online meetings. Not as stressful as last week, thankfully, but still very odd at times. I will have to venture out later to pick up prescriptions. It’s so weird that something that I used to consider perfectly normally now seems scary and strange. So anyway, back toContinue reading “On the Hook, 4/4/20”
One lovely part of spring is the return of colour, something that we can miss over the winter. Some flowers are particularly bright and colourful, and can really lift your spirits.
Daisies are popping up everywhere now, brightening up the grass with their yellow and white. They are very common, and sometimes ignored in favour of more ‘fancy’ flowers, but I love their simple beauty. Especially lovely are the ones with pink tips, so pretty!
Down in the woods, if you know where to look, the Wood Anemones are starting to appear. There’s not many yet, but if you look hard you can find them. Soon there will be a carpet of Wood Anemones and Celandines strewn across the woodland floor!
Blackthorn flowers appear before their leaves. On some parts of the hedgerow they’re still all buds, but here and there the flowers have opened. Soon there will be a mass of them, decorating the hedges with their delicate white petals.
Where Primroses and understated and gentle in their yellowness, Celandines throw all that aside and are unashamedly bright and brash. I love gentle yellows, but I also love this bright yellow, brightening up the hedgerows and verges with their splashes of sunshine.
The colour of primroses makes me think of lemon cheesecake. They’re such a gentle shade of yellow – not bright and in your face, but fresh and clean, a clear sign of spring.
The lovely fluffy catkins are on display now on the willow trees. There are the really furry ones which look like a small animal’s paw, and the more frilly yellow ones too. I do love a nice catkin 🙂
It’s reassuring to see that despite everything, spring is still springing all around us. Some things are still normal, still happening in the usual spot, in the usual way. It’s all to easy to be consumed by anxiety and fear in these difficult times, so finding something that feels reassuring is especially welcome now. I’mContinue reading “Spring is springing – Snake's Head Fritillary”
There were more signs of spring on our walk last weekend, and I’m really looking forward to more. There will be Bluebells, Wood Anemones, Buttercups, Cuckooflowers… all the lovely spring flowers to look forward to! But for now here’s a few of the more early signs of spring.