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.
Celandines are growing now and starting to speckle the hedgerows with little splashes of sunshine. Spring is coming! 🙂
The crocuses seem to have taken a bit of a battering in the storms lately, but I found a couple that were still intact. Sadly no purple ones, as they seemed to be in a worse state than these golden yellow ones.
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.
We had a little walk around the village yesterday after the storm had passed (Storm Dennis). It was still pretty breezy, but not as bad as it has been. We went to my usual favourite spot to find Hazel catkins and as usual there were plenty there. It wasn’t ideal weather for photography with theContinue reading “Hazel”
My favourite spring flower has popped up in my garden and I am delighted to see it! I didn’t even have to walk down to the field, it is right here outside my front door 🙂 Happy April!