Signs of Spring
There have been so many lovely sightings on my walks near the studio recently. I often share these on my Instagram stories but I enjoy them so much I thought it might be nice to have a more permanent place for them to be.
These beauties are Larch flowers - often hard to see as the branches are so high up, but sometimes you'll find a low enough branch to spot them, or the wind might blow some down to discover on the ground.
Wild garlic - I have plans to make some cheese and garlic scones - or I might add them to a naan bread recipe.
Stitchwort caught my eye on the verge - first I've seen this year.
Wych elm seeds - such a bright lime colour that keeps catching my eye from the hedges.
More lovely Blackthorn blossom - not yet tired of this sight!
A fern unfurling in the wood - I love these, like a lollipop at present and will slowly stretch out.
The first shoot of bright green bracken pushing through the leaf litter.
And finally, my first sighting of a Swallow this year - I took this photo on the 30th March and didn't believe it was a Swallow as it felt a bit too early!