It is now out, I found a large clump of it in full bloom out near Cotham FLash pond. I've been walking and cycling again today, my injuries still preclude running, and it was a two hour walk I had along the Owl Road.
Grey, cold and windblasted the day may have been, but if anything the rain has freshened up the flowers and the colours on view today were spectacular. They stand out more on steely days like this one. Birds foot trefoil has now also made its first appearance of the year, its little yellow-orange flowers standing out in the grass.
But the bluebells now are over, outlived by the stitchwort and forget-me-nots in the cemetery.
Despite the chill in the air, plenty of bees were out today, including the super furry common carders who's jackets must keep them warmer than the sluggish looking tree bumblebee I met today.
I couldn't criticise the bee; I felt pretty much the same myself.
|Harlequin among the blue|
|Fishing in the wind|
|Birds foot trefoil|
|I think this slug has just got married|
|In a poppy|
|Chilly tree bumble|
|How glorious is this in Hawton?|