Monday 15 March 2021

More Blossom and Blue Carpets

 After a super active Saturday, Sunday was a very lazy day indeed and only today did I get out for a proper walk, a two hour stroll around the park and the cemetery again.

During the day off, a lot seems to have happened nature-wise, perhaps triggered by the milder and brighter weather today. All the trees in the park orchard are now in blossom, and a chiff chaff could be heard singing from an invisible vantage point somewhere within. 

A butterfly fluttered by too, my first of the year. I didn't get a close look at it, but the colour was suggestive of small tortoiseshell, or perhaps a comma. A few honeybees were at work in the blossom, but not as many as I would have thought, and none were willing to pose for a photograph. 

Over in the cemetery, the crocuses continue to decline slowly, but there long lines of daffodils along the paths, and beautiful blue carpets of glory in the snows. 


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 15.03.21


  1. I don't know those blue flowers at all Si - are they wood anemone?

  2. Things change very quickly over the next few weeks and the same walk will not be the same a week later. Well done with the Chiffchaff I will try to get out locally on Friday to try and find one
    Keep well

  3. I don't think I've ever seen glory of the snows before, the only squill I know is that which grows on the coasts far up north (particularly Shetland)

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  5. Now a very weird thing happened, just the day after saying I didn't remember ever seeing Glory of the Snows I've found it in bloom in our local cemetery! Wow! Thanks for this blog post, otherwise i wouldn't have known what it was!