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
Fritillary

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
Marsh-marigold

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?

17 comments:

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

Grace

FOREST SNAPPER said...

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


peter

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 images...lol...[;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 quiet...lol! It's sometimes good to get some peace away from all those 'gadgets' for a while...[;o)