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.