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.

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This is the only time of year there is such low level green covering the woodland floor like a lawn.
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Mud DIY by the nuthatches adapting our nest box so it is ‘just right’.
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Bluebells push up, reaching for the light.
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A dozy carder bee takes a rest in the sun.
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Busy badgers!
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Faeries? Stoat? Dormouse? Who lives here?
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I see a grey squirrel has been this way before me…
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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.)
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Badgers have been this way – see the claw marks on the rotten log.
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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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