Better Together, communities of wildflowers. Bluebells, Red Campion & Stitchwort light up the margins of a spring meadow.
A Dandelion Clock – the ripe seed head of Taraxacum officinale – waiting for a gust of wind, like escape pods strung to silken parachutes.
Bluebells – Spring brings a divine blue mist to the woodland floor and a sweet heady scent to match.
Forest Moon – A beautiful spring moon rises above Dyfi Forest, heralding Easter to our calendar.
Dreamy Morn – A horse snoozes in the warmth of the morning sun after the chill of the frosty night before.
Pushing Forward – The Dog Violet (Viola riviniana) pushes her beautiful little flowers to the fore, hoping to attract an early insect pollinator. Particularly valuable for Fritillary butterflies.
Blackthorn Beauty – The early spring blossom of Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), a valuable starter for bees that have survived the winter.
A Female Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) on route between her soil nest & the spring blossoms above.
Change of Guard – As the Snowdrops fade away, so the Crocus appear – beckoning Spring onward.
Sentinels (Snowdrops) – Guards from the dark countenance of winter not done.
Spotters of a spring soon to be sprung.
Blanketed by snow’s cold embrace, frosted as delicate lace;