Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Late Arriving

Spring was late arriving this year. 
We had a lot of cold wet weather which appeared never ending. The season is certainly two or three weeks behind from what I have observed during my second outing since returning to blogging.

The Pasque flower for instance which should be well advanced by now are barely visible. 
I went to an area where they grow and I could only find a very small number.

Another flower, the Early Purple Orchid that should have been in flower, I could only find this single plant with leaves only.

One flower that may get a better chance to arrive on time is the Bluebell as this week the temperatures are getting warmer.
I found some in woodland amongst late flowering Wood Anemone and they will soon replace them by displaying a beautiful blue carpet. (Watch this space)

Cowslips are just about on time and I shot a few images as shown below.

Wood Violets are showing well now everywhere.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Wild Spring Flowers

Spring has definitely sprung now. 
These images are as a result of my first outing after a successful eye operation.
I visit this location every spring as firstly it has a carpet of Wood Anemones and numerous bunches of Primroses and a few Wood Violets. Later it will be covered in Bluebells.

I sent the image below to a dear family friend to see if it reminded her of anything, having regard to the shape of this bunch of Wood Anemones can you guess which country she lives in.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Temporarily Absence From Blogging

Due to an eye operation I will be absent from the blogging World for a few weeks.
I shall return.

Siki Deer at Arne in Dorset  - Taken in 2009

Chirurgie oculaire. Pas de blog. Je reviendrai.
Oogchirurgie. Geen blog. Ik zal terug komen
Augenoperation. Kein Blog Ich komme wieder.
Silmäleikkaus. Ei blogia. Palaan.
Cirugía ocular. Sin blog Volveré
Operacja oka. Brak bloga. wrócę
Operace oka. Žádný blog. vrátím se
眼科手術。 ブログはありません。 私は戻ってきます

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

From the Window

Its a long while since I have completed a 'From the Window' post.
However, two Woodpigeons were feasting on the emerging buds and leaves of the Flowering Cherry Tree and this presented an opportunity for a few shots. Normally when shooting through double glazing its best to place the lens at right angles up against the glass. The problem was that the Woodies were close enough to the window that this would have scared them off. 
So the result was not such clear images, but you get the general idea.

Woodies are adept at climbing and hanging on to tiny little twigs that hardly bear their weight.