Last Snake of 2020

Yesterday I celebrated the first butterfly photo of 2020. Today I’m celebrating the last of my snakes … Snake’s Head Fritillaries of course, not actual snakes. I had six flowers this year and here’s how the sixth flower has been getting on. This is flower number 6 as it was on March 22nd: By AprilContinue reading “Last Snake of 2020”

Keeping it Simple

For a lot of people at the moment, life is strange, complex and worrying. We don’t know what will happen, we don’t know how long we’ll be in lock-down, we don’t know whether the world will ever be the same again. Some people have time on their hands, looking for things to occupy themselves. Some,Continue reading “Keeping it Simple”

Spring is springing – Snake's Head Fritillary

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”

What happened next?

If you remember, I ended my post about Snake’s Head Fritillary the other day pondering whether the seed pods were nearly ready to burst open. Well, it was a few more days but they weren’t far off. This weekend some are already empty and some are just opened up with the seeds now visible. HopefullyContinue reading “What happened next?”

Snake’s Head Fritillary

On 5th May I bought a Snake’s Head Fritillary from No.21 Flowers (a gorgeous little florist  in Aberystwyth). Well, technically it was more than one, but they came together in a pot. Snake’s Head Fritillary is a strange and beautiful flower that looks like it’s not really of this world. When I’ve posted pictures before,Continue reading “Snake’s Head Fritillary”