Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Sunshiny Showers

‘’A Sunshiny shower
Won’t last half an hour’’
Lots of April showers again this week and a little April rhyme, though it has been more the sunshine lasting half an hour and the rain pouring for the remaining 23 ½ hours …..
I took a stroll round my rather sodden garden today when the sun came out to see if any flowers have been brave enough to make an appearance. The sun, when it does come out, creates a brilliant light against the overcast sky making it really striking and we have had lots of really vivid rainbows.  The garden is beautifully lush and green after so much rain and the grass growing at an alarming rate (and so are the weeds) but  there are a few flowers that have opened despite the cold and wet. 
 Here’s a few.
                                Forget-me-nots with ladybird (there are loads of ladybirds this year)

                                White Bleeding Hearts

                                Shell pink apple blossom

                                Delicate white pear blossom

                                Pink Bluebells

                                    White Bluebells

                                   ... and blue Bluebells.

                                   Wild violets with their freckly flowers.

... and finally, wild strawberries – these have spread in the woodland area and have the most exquisite perfumed tiny fruits throughout the summer.

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