Thursday, 27 April 2017
Monday, 24 April 2017
The tide of colourful, Spring blossom continues to sweep over us. We've had Snowdrops, Blackthorn, Daffodils, Celandines and Cherry blossom of course, and now we also have Apple blossom adding its colour.
Thursday, 20 April 2017
The fantastic display of Tree blossom at this time of year, can distract us from the more lowly flowers to be found at ground level. But it's always worth glancing down to see what's beneath your feet. This morning, as we walked along the old Colliery lines towards Brook Farm, the Forget-me-nots were looking wonderful.
Since the trees have been cleared, it has let a lot more light onto the ground, allowing these flowers to come into their own and make quite a display.
It is also Rhododendron time again. Tuesday's walk around Shipley Hill revealed the first of what also promises to be a good year.
These early Rhododendrons are all pink flowered so far. The other colours will no doubt follow shortly.
The early, fresh spring leaves are also worth looking at, especially when illuminated by bright sunshine and viewed against the bare branches surrounding them and the darker Ivy shrouding the trunk.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Spring 2017 continues to be something of a flower-fest. Among the more colourful flowers to be seen around Shipley Park, have been those belonging to some ornamental Currants.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Our walk this morning, took us past Shipley Lake and up Shipley Hill to see if the Bluebells were in full bloom. Despite the very cold wind blowing straight at us seemingly from the Arctic, the sun was shining and the birds were singing and when we reached the hill, the Bluebells were dazzling.
Monday, 10 April 2017
Much cooler this morning and quite breezy too, but it was still sunny and dry, so we set out to walk around Mapperley Reservoir. On our way, we walked along Slack Lane and stopped to admire the glorious Gorse which is in full flower at the moment.
Friday, 7 April 2017
The hedgerows are filled with the flowers of various members of the Prunus genus at the moment. I have recently mentioned the Cherry trees and their wonderful blossom and right now, they are accompanied by huge quantities of Blackthorn blossom.