Spring’s solace

The woodland is waking. It’s a joy to walk through the trees. In such difficult times, nature is a solace. I wanted to share some photographs of spring – not perfectly set up and only taken with a tablet camera, but things that spark happiness in me. The pictures are of little things, things that I see around me each year; this year I find they are even more precious than usual. I hope they bring you pleasure too and give you a glimpse into the woodland. I wish you peace this Easter time.

As I walk along, the woodland floor is dotted with beautiful flowers – from top to bottom there is wood anemone, violet (with bluebell – almost!), lesser celandine, barren strawberry and primrose.

Leaves are bursting out all around me –  from the top there is sycamore, hazel, hawthorn and lords-and-ladies.  The hawthorn here is growing in the root mass of a fallen oak.  Each leaf has its own special colour for leaf burst – I particularly like the pure greens of the hawthorn and hazel.

This is the only time of year there is such low level green covering the woodland floor like a lawn.
Mud DIY by the nuthatches adapting our nest box so it is ‘just right’.
Bluebells push up, reaching for the light.
A dozy carder bee takes a rest in the sun.
Busy badgers!
Faeries? Stoat? Dormouse? Who lives here?
I see a grey squirrel has been this way before me…
When this rotten stump fell over, I found someone’s forgotten nut store. And look, the nuts are germinating. (Now these hazel nuts are safe in pots till they are big enough to be replanted.)
Badgers have been this way – see the claw marks on the rotten log.
So close!!

4 thoughts on “Spring’s solace

  1. Lyn April 7, 2020 / 8:04 pm

    Nature wins hands down with no notion of world outside itself

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  2. Faith Fancypuff April 16, 2020 / 5:43 am

    I love your photos. So happy to have found your blog. I am a new subscriber. I love how you took those hazelnut bulbs to nurture and plant them when they’re ready.

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    • treesofsanctuary April 16, 2020 / 8:00 am

      And I have an update! The hazels now have their first leaves and are doing well 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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