Sunday, 13 April 2014

A Spring Bouquet

After a long dark, and wet, winter it’s good to see some colour starting to reappear into our countryside as the spring flowers, once again, begin to bloom.

I photographed the following images, in various locations, while out and about  from the beginning of the month.

Spring 1 Bluebell
An early flowering Bluebell

Spring 2 C Dog-violet
Common Dog-violet

Spring 3 E Dog-violet
Early Dog-violet (with attendant Bee-Fly)

Spring 5  H Violet
Hairy Violet

Spring 6  Wall Speed
Wall Speedwell

Spring 7  Com Speed
Common Speedwell

Spring 8  Frit

Spring 9  Wht Frit
Fritillary (white)

Spring 10  G Alk
Green Alkanet

Spring 11  Red Cam
Red Campion

Spring 12  Sh Crane's-bill
Shinning Crane’s-bill

Spring 13  Com Stork's-bill
Common Stork’s-bill

Spring 14  Gr Stitchl
Greater Stitchwort

Spring 15  Mar-marig

Spring 16  Cuck Fl
Cuckooflower or Lady’s-smock

Spring 17  Wood f-m-n
Wood Forget-me-not

Let’s hope this is the beginning of a warm (not too hot!) and colourful summer?


Carole M. said...

lovely series Trevor, my favourites the violets, and the frittilary

ADRIAN said...

These have cheered me up. I've seen a Daffodil and a bit of Ladies Smock.
Great shots as always and well presented.

The Herald said...

Thanks Carole, glad you liked them...[;o)

Glad to be of service Adrian! Thank you...[;o)

Frank said...

Hi Trev. Glorious selection of wild Spring flowers.

holdingmoments said...

Cracking set Trev.

The Herald said...

Thanks Frank...[;o)

Cheers Keith...[;o)

grammie g said...

Hi Trevor... Oh my, makes my heart sing to see these Spring beauties!
Love every one and the way you do then!! Violets always get to me though!!

Happy Spring my friend



What a lovely display of wild flowers and well captured.
I agree with you ....not to hot a summer.


douglas mcfarlane said...

It's great to see a splash of colour again now winter has left, a great set of images Trevor

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images Trevor...

Roy Norris said...

These are beautiful images Trevor.
Nobody does 'um' better.{:))

The Herald said...

Hi Grace...Thank you...[;o)

Thanks Peter, I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like it too hot!...[;o)

Thanks Douglas. Yeh, it's always good to see the colour return to the countryside...[;o)

Thank you Andrew...[;o)

Roy, Thank you very much, that's praise indeed...[;o)

Bob Bushell said...

How did I miss this one, I must have been dreaming. They are perfect, I love them.

The Herald said...

Thanks Bob, I'm glad your dreams didn't turn to nightmares when you saw these[;o)

Findlay Wilde said...

I really like the dark background in each of your brilliant pictures. From Findlay.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Trevor what a wonderful selection of shots of these wildflowers. i love the way you have edited them. Thanks for your comment on my post. Hope you had a great Easter. i am just back from my 'old caravan' so i ad a very quiet time but I love it. no phones, internet etc.

The Herald said...

Thank you Findlay...[;o)

Thanks Margaret, yeh, Easter was quiet for us too, if can can call a visit to the mother-in-law's! It's sometimes good to get some peace away from all those 'gadgets' for a while...[;o)