Spring is Upon Us

During these times of lockdown that the UK finds itself in at present due to COVID-19. As we are all self-isolating at home and self-distancing when we do have to go out, it is even more important to take a moment to enjoy the natural world around us.

Following Government Social Distancing guidelines we are currently allowed to go out for daily exercise. So we are going out for walks as part of our daily exercise outings. During these exercise outings we are trying to make the most of our walks to take a moment to connect with nature. As Spring is upon us, and It can’t be officially British Springtime until the daffodils are in full bloom. The park opposite us is always a wash with daffodils at this time of year. So during one of our recent walks I took a moment to capture these beautiful signs of Spring.

We all can take the world around us for granted from time to time, its time to take a moment and enjoy our world and mother nature.

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Blossom in Bloom


As social isolating / social distancing lockdown continues off out we go for one of our daily exercise sessions. Clearly the camera has to come with us. It’s nice to see the blossom on the trees, another reminder that spring is here. I think we are definitely enjoying getting out and exploring the great outdoors more at the moment. The simple things that we usually take for granted, like a walk in the park. We’re now taking in every moment of it and all our surroundings.

First Sign of Spring

Ecclesall Woods, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

It’s almost the end of March and a visit to Ecclesall Woods in Sheffield is like stepping back in to Autumn. There are only a few signs that Spring is upon us.

Woodland Gold

It’s late March and we’re in the early stages of Spring, yet some of our woodland landscapes still look as if we’re deep in the throws of Autumn.

Dahlias

Of late my attentions have turned to wonders of our botanical world. On this occasion our own garden is home to this posts subject: Dahlia ‘Bishop of Leicester’.

Thistles

On our recent trip back to Aberdeen to visit family and friends we took some time out to visit the Botanical Gardens at the University of Aberdeen’s Zoology campus; Cruickshank Botanic Garden.

The gardens were in bloom with many different flowers and plants, their collection of Giant Thistles is what captured my attention.

First Daffodils of Spring

Spring is definitely in full bloom with daffodils starting to appear along in parks, gardens, and along hedgerows. Confirming spring has most certainly arrived. The weather wasn’t the best, a typical rainy spring day, but the flowers managed to brighten up what was a rather wet and misty day. Hopefully I can capture some more shots on a day when the weather is brighter.

Spring has Sprung

I’m not a big fan of winter so it is nice to see the start of Spring and the hope that the colder weather is behind us for another year. Our garden is showing the first signs of Spring with our first blooms Crocuses. I have to admit I do not remember planting these but they look lovely all the same.

Recently I certainly haven’t had to venture far to capture nature, it is literally on my doorstep. This is the first time that I have been out with my camera this year. Looking forward to the warmer weather to come and getting out to explore more.

Last Hint of Summer

Although we may now be in early December there is still a hint of summer that lingers on. Some of the summer flowers in our garden have weathered the autumn months and lasting in to the start of winter. This gave me the perfect opportunity to test out my new zoom/macro lens to capture the last hint of summer.