One of the frugal pleasures of the Easter weekend is being able to go for long walks around here. We have always lived places where you can get out and about without having to use the car and for that we are very thankful. It has been great fun to notice that we are moving into the next phase of Spring with a whole lot of new flowers to admire.
I love the intense purple of these tiny violets which are everywhere now, even in the pavement cracks.
We have banks of these aconites which open wide in the sun.
I think that the cherry blossom this year is truly magnificent. Last year the trees got some sort of virus because it was so damp, this year the sunny weather earlier on in the month has really brought them on.
Wood anemones are some of my favourite flowers, we have some in blue as well as white and enjoyed seeing swathes of them in the woods.
Finally, we were really excited to see that the bluebells are starting to come out. They will be at their best over the next few weeks but it was delightful to see that hint of blue and a hint of the bluebell perfume as we wandered in the woods this weekend.
I hope that you get a chance to revel in the wonders of creation this week too !