Winter was almost like the olden days of fable. In other words, we had snow; quite a bit of it. More than that, it was long.
Spring has arrived and life that was dormant appears impatient to catch up. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Evolution has adapted species to deal with a variety of conditions;the fact that wildflowers are now racing to complete their annual cycle is evidence of that.
For us this means a wonderful wild flower display. I’ve been out and about today. Everywhere I looked, wildflowers are Blooming.
Here are some I saw, all within a mile of each other:
Field forget me not (Myosotis arvensis)
English primrose (Primula vulgaris)
Dog violet (Viola riviana)
Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris)
Lesser celandine (Ficara verna)
Oppsosite leaved golden saxifrage (Chrysoplenium oppositfolium)
Wood sorrel (Oxalis griffithii)
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Bluebell (Hyacynthoides non-scripta)
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Thanks for reading and I hope you get out into nature to enjoy this spring’s marvellous display.