Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Spring flowers unfurl'd

A surprisingly early arrival on the rifle range, beneath the south-facing cliffs, was this Kidney Vetch flower. Surprising as it would be expected in June, and to last the summer, but stranger things have happened.

Nearby was a clump of Alkanet.

Moving inland, onto rather different habitats, was a colony of Bugle shaded beside a hedgerow...
...and deeper into the shade of the woodland there were the graceful stems and beautiful flowers of Lady's Smock. Lady's Smock is also known as Cuckoo Flower, presumably because the two appear at similar times in spring. I look forward to hearing my first call soon.

6 comments:

Simon said...

Brilliant Fox photo Steve!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

those are pretty spring flower pictures!

Arlene,
University Place flowers

me and my camera said...

That is a wonderful fox photo and beautiful layers of shadowy trees behind it.

Kingsdowner said...

Thanks for the comments......on closer inspection the fox seems to have a lot of blood on its fur.....

Mary said...

What lovely flowers and the fox was a suprise in the middle of all of them. Wonderful pictures.

Steve said...

Really like the fox picture Steve. Nice post.