We had a beautiful couple weeks of sunshine and spring, but for all this week I’ve hardly seen the sky through the clouds and pouring rain. And now the weather people are threatening frost and even snow! In May?! So to bring a little sunshine back into our lives I decided to share a few images from this spring so far.
Sometimes I’m not certain whether spring has really arrived, or whether it’s just taunting me with hints of what’s to come. But once the magnolia starts throwing forth its abundant blossom there’s no more room for doubting.
Suddenly there’s colour and life in every direction…
… even in the least likely of places.
This spider lived on this daffodil until it withered (the daffodil, not the spider). I watched him every day for about three days, hiding behind the petals and catching any poor unsuspecting creature that attempted to drink the flower’s nectar. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in England, does anyone know what he (or possibly she) is? Or where he (or she!) goes for the 51 weeks of the year when there are no daffodils?
I think grape hyacinths provide my favourite colour of springtime, shortly afterwards bluebells pick up where they leave off.
Wishing you a beautiful, sunny, colourful spring wherever you are!