Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

It’s photo challenge day from the Daily Post at WordPress and the theme is spring.

I seem to have been posting photos of spring a lot recently but I can always find more. Spring comes early in my neck of the woods, the south west of England is warmed by the gulf stream, so it’s here by February -oh yes it is, as far as I’m concerned anyway, so that’s when I start looking for signs, in whatever daylight I can grab. February’s picture was taken on a lunchtime stroll close to where I work. february
Daffodils are sending up their elegant green stems and tiny wild violets are in flower. If you’re lucky and the sun is on them the perfume is lovely. March is a snakeshead fritillary, one of my favourite spring flowers – I know I have many, many favourites!

Doesn’t she look shabby chic in her printed spring frock?
April, and delicate little cyclamen shine out, among all the yellows and blues in a spring garden.
They look like they are waving with happiness in the sunshine.
May is here, the last month of spring, summer will be here before the month is out. may
Columbine, or Aquilegia if you prefer, are all over the garden right now. I like this colour but they don’t always come true and tend to revert to a pale mauve pink or white as they self seed. They are lovely little dancers whatever shade, and the bees love to visit them.


Will you join in this week? http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/spring-2/

21 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

  1. I used to garden but never knew the names of all my flowers. You know them well. These are all beauties, Gilly. A breath of fresh air to enjoy while we wait for some resemblance of spring to appear.

  2. I agree with Meredith, Camelot of course, especially when we think of the constant snow in North America this year! Each of these is a favourite of mine too, I can imagine the fragrance of those little violets, the delicacy of the aquilega, and upright posture of the cyclamen … so delightful Gilly 🙂

  3. This was such a lovely breath of sunshine and spring Gilly. I love your flower photos. Just a quick question…every time I try to go to the WP site for this challenge I get an ‘oops’ message. Can you get to it ?

  4. It feels like summer here in my neck of the woods. It’s so hot! But the flowers are great signs of springs. Thanks for the blooming pics.

  5. You must have a gorgeous garden Gilly! I envy you being able to grow cyclamen in the ground! That is one plant that needs tender loving care in Queensland (shade houses) and you are lucky if you get one season from it.

  6. i had the same sentiment about the challenge: i have been posting on spring, yet there is always more spring to enjoy!
    you have shared some lovely spring moments – those violets and all the green in February are so refreshing. spring on the southwest coast of Canada frequently begins around the same time or even earlier. this year it began in January, but was then interrupted by winter in late February.
    i too have many spring favourites. the snakeshead fritallery is one of them, although i have learned its name for the first time just now. 🙂

  7. I’m not familiar with cyclamen but what a cute flower. Reminds me of embossed alligator. I have an unquenchable urge to snap shots of flowers, too. I need to do my dad’s garden soon.

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