A bit slow on getting organised enough to post, so rather late posting week 14.
The first ‘first sighting’ of the month we came across was ragwort – growing on the verge outside the local pub.
We’ve had such a mild winter that calendula has bloomed pretty much all the way through it.
Following on in the yellow/orange category is hedge mustard, growing at the side of the local skate park (amongst dead nettles, shepherd’s purse, ribwort plaintain and plenty of others!)
There are more and more pink flowers to be seen, from this flowering currant…
Plenty of Crane’s bill and, growing amongst it, the similar Stork’s bill (first sighting of the year for this one too).
I’m not sure what this is, possibly a sorrel? The heart-shaped pattern is so pretty and it carpets one edge of the playing fields.
I’m thinking clover – I loved the variegated pattern on these – the closer I look at the various tri-leaved plants, growing so close to the ground, the more I see such a variety amongst them.
And the colour blue isn’t to be out-done. There are grape hyacinth a-plenty, plus a surprise (for me at least): bluebells. I thought they flowered later, but clearly I was wrong.
It seems almost as if every time I blink I see another ‘first-sighting’ of the year! As I write, I already have week 15’s photos to edit and there are so many more to come (I’m so very excited!)
Joining in with the Magic Onions for 52 Weeks in Nature.