The drainage ditch that runs through the cemetery seems to replicate the habitat of a damp woodland dell, and thus always seems to attract great carpets of flowers as mid-spring progresses.
Today, even on a wild and mainly dull day, it deserved a little photographic record. I know these flowers may be familiar to you, but this is probably the site at its peak.
In addition, elsewhere graves are sprouting buttercups, and a huge floppy triffid flower has appeared for the first time ever. If anyone knows what it is, let me know. The flower was larger than a saucer.
I kept walking round, until I reached the Blue Lake where I set my camera on multishot and tried to capture the swallows that were skimming the water with such powerful elegance. No chance of getting any decent shots at all - we will see when I process them - but merely to watch them was an experience. There was one male who's tale streamers seemed to go on forever, helping him make effortless sharp turns a millimetre above the water.
I've also been trying to take some really nice shots to see if I can get in the Nottingham culture magazine "Left Lion" - doubt I'll make it but I'll try. Grebe on the nest, or bluebells and graves? I will have to see.
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