Spring flowers double their dazzling yellows.Magical, enchanted summer scenes.Autumn leaves aglow.And even in the depths of winter,a little moss illuminates the grey.Frost and rain bring sparkling radiance,and the Gorse flowersblaze brightly on the hill.The sun will shine again. Inspired by the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: the sun will come out tomorrow.
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We’re having some seasonal themes over the next few weeks for the Lens Artists Photo Challenges. This week is summer. So what photos express summer to me? Well, of course I could just say summer runs from June to August and pick out photos taken during those months. But I’m going to think about whatContinue reading “Photo Challenge: Summer”
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 🙂