From the dirt grew prettiness

Thursday, May 18, 2017

spring wildflowers in photographs
Common comfrey, above. I'm gradually making inroads into learning new names of plants and birds. My butterfly book has yet to see much thumbing but hopefully a good summer will provoke a bit of research.
spring wildflowers in photographs
The distinctive leaves of 'lords and ladies' above. Some are green with possibly black blobs and others are variegated.
spring wildflowers in photographs

spring wildflowers in photographs
Above, garlic mustard and below white dead nettle. I think the white and pink dead nettles have a bit of a hard lot in life with that sting in their name, it's not their fault. The wildlife loves them regardless.
spring wildflowers in photographs

spring wildflowers in photographs
I'll have to wait until the above blooms to figure out what it is. No spoilers! The first bloom of common vetch below. Vetch is such a great name.
spring wildflowers in photographs

spring wildflowers in photographs
The poplar leaves are now out which gives a swooshing background noise wherever the trees grow; the large surface area and numerous leaves along with the sheer incredible height these trees get to means that they catch the wind and create more noise than most other species. The glossy leaves themselves are quite beautiful in their own right with a satin sheen finish.
spring wildflowers in photographs

spring wildflowers in photographs
Oooooh! *dusts off the butterfly and moth book* it's a speckled wood butterfly.
Below: the last of the lesser celandine. It's all gone from spots it usually grows.
spring wildflowers in photographs

spring wildflowers in photographs
Elder will be in flower before we know it. Ground ivy is everywhere, it's pretty colour is lovely.
spring wildflowers in photographs

spring wildflowers in photographs
The hawthorne are now in flower everywhere, this shot dates these images back two or three weeks. Time flies while you're having fun. It flies anyway, so make time for plenty of fun regardless.
Sophie

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2 comments

  1. Pretty much the same picture as here, plant wise. Hopefully the big carpets of wild garlic will still be out for me next week

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  2. Brilliant pictures. Love the hawthorn blossom - now we can discard our winter underwear. The old saying "Ne'er cast a clout till May is out" meant don't take off your vest (clout) till the hawthorn (may) blooms... Because that means we're getting into the warmer weather!!

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