Going Wild in Norfolk

Primroses

Primroses, a sure sign that summer is on its way.

Speedwell

Field Speedwell, with flowers less than a centimetre across, are found in the hedgerows all year round. Here they look all spring fresh. Seen with it, the tiny white daisy-like flowers of chickweed

Red Dead Nettle

Red Dead Nettle is another common hedgerow plant seen all the year round. The flowers warrant more attention, and yet it usually ignored. 

Speedwell and Red Dead Nettle

Seen here, Speedwell, Red Dead Nettle: and Chickweed, common hedge-partners

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold . . . is actually a buttercup, a close cousin to the Lesser Celandine (next)

Lesser Celandine

Lesser Celandine poking their starry faces through lush spring herbage

Lesser Celandine en masse

A carpet of Lesser Celandine with faces turned to the sun

Wood Dog Violet

Such tiny delicate flowers, so easy to overlook the Wood Dog Violet, one of the earliest violets to flower

Small Tortoiseshell

This Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was very easy to miss, too, hiding away amongst the reeds

Peacock Butterfly 1

A Peacock Butterfly spreading its wings . . . a rare thing!

Peacock Butterfly 2

And this handsome fellow is simply posing, waiting for the camera to snap him

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After years as a multi-colour octopus in entertainment, now chilling and writing
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4 Responses to Going Wild in Norfolk

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    Brought a smile to my face after just spending 1/2 an hour trudging in today’s snowfall!

    • crimsonprose says:

      Spring has really arrived in Norfolk (I can say for the rest of the country). These photos were taken last Saturday. Posting tomorrow are some more flowers etc taken on Tuesday just past. I hope to get out again this coming week, but may not manage it. I have a somewhat full diary. But I shall try. And I send my warm thoughts to you; may they help counter there snow!

      • Brian Bixby says:

        I posted a copy of the marsh marigold picture on Facebook just now, properly credited of course, as a way to cheer myself up and other people as well. So, thank you!

      • crimsonprose says:

        No, my thanks to you (extra exposure). Plus in replying, I have noticed you have a new post published. I shall read at my leisure this pm.

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