A photo blog recording an English wood

'Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own …' Charles Dickens

Blossom time #trees

 

 

Trees. Crab Apple, April 2017

 

For CP. (more…)

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Ground Ivy #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Ground Ivy, April 2017

 

Glechoma hederacea. (more…)

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Cowslip #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Cowslip, April 2017

 

Primula veris. (more…)

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Thunderbolts, Snapjacks or Mother Shimbles #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers Greater Stitchwort, April 2017

 

All names for Greater Stitchwort, says Baker. (more…)

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‘Like yon oak, Bright in spring’ #trees

 

 

Trees, Oak, April 2017

 

From ‘The Oak‘ by Tennyson. (more…)

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The pond #nature

 

 

Pond, nature, April 2017

 

Thinning the northern edge has allowed Bluebells and other wildflowers to emerge. (more…)

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Obscure origins #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Bugle, April 2017

 

It’s not clear where the name Bugle comes from. It may be from the tube-shaped glass beads once sewn on clothing, says Stevens. (more…)

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Speckled Wood #butterflies

 

 

Butterfly, Speckled Wood, April 2017

 

Pararge aegeria on the north ride. (more…)

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The sounds of a cuckoo … #nature

 

 

Flowers, Bluebells, April 2017

 

… and Bluebell time. What’s not to like? (more…)

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Blue Butcher #wildflowers

Flowers, Early Purple Orchid, April 2017

 

‘Blue Butcher’ probably originated as ‘bloody butcher’ from the blotches on the leaves, says Stevens. (more…)

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Bluebells and Wood Anemones #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Bluebells, Wood Anemone, April 2017

 

Hyacinthoides non-scripta and Anemone nemorosa. (more…)

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‘The budding twigs spread out their fan’ #nature

 

 

Trees, nature, April 2017

 

A line from ‘Written In Early Spring’ by William Wordsworth

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