Opening Flowers

Sunday, April 16th 2017

Bluebell leaves have been seen for some time and the buds have slowly appeared.  This is the first flower to be open.

Bluebell

Cuckoo Pint flowers are not easy to spot and once open are often eaten, but I was lucky to see this bud.

Cuckoo Pint bud

Rowan buds are developing.

Rowan buds

Primroses have been on the blog several times but I could not resist this one.

Primrose

And this has to be on as there is the first fern frond, curled like a shepherd's crook, behind it.

Primrose with fern frond behind it

Cowslips are growing just off the obstacle course path and this year they have spread over a considerable area.  They are not growing near Primroses so the chances of a hybrid, called a False Oxlip, are not likely.  However Nature does have a way of proving you wrong, so we will wait and see.

Cowslip

Always with a thought of a good photograph for the 2018 calendar, I thought I would take one of the Blackthorn, just beginning to blossom near the Voley Pond.  Downloaded - white/grey sky and a signpost, ah well keep trying!

Blackthorn near the Voley Pond


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