April Flicks

A belated post, apologies. The end of April was sunny and beautiful. The Blackthorn blossom burst to life like frothy clouds. These hedgrow bushes are the preferred egg laying plants for some of the hairstreaks, black, white, brown. The black can only be found in one small area, part of which is in Oxfordshire, so…

Signs of Spring

I’m hoping this will serve as a bonus post (providing I can get some more shots later in the month) to make up for the limited photos in March Flicks. Last week there was one day where the sun shone without a cloud in the sky. I went for a walk up on Barbury Castle…

February Flicks

It feels weird to sit here posting this late. My February photos are all of the first signs of Spring, and then March 1st brought a blanket of snow. Everything seems to have been put on pause. Let’s hope Spring returns soon! In the meantime – I hope you enjoy looking back at February’s flicks!…

January Flicks

28th January 2018 – the first day I officially felt the first sings of Spring. I’ve seen a few snowdrops dotted around, but today I spotted crocuses as well. My hyacinths have bloomed and with the window thrown open today it smelt like Spring was in the air. This January there’s been a sprinkling of…

May Flicks

May! We’ve had days, at last, where it truly feels like Summer is around the corner. Here are some photos of what I’ve seen whilst out and about this month. On the flower front, May is a month of Purples. The Wisteria came out, shortly followed by carpets of Bluebells.   These bluebell woods were…

April Flicks

We are now firmly into Spring. The sun is out, and our gardens and countryside have sprung back into life – barely recognisable from their barren winter state just a few months previous. You’ll see plenty of butterflies now the flowers are out. So far this month I’ve seen: Orange Tips Brimstones Peacocks A Red…

March Flicks

Spring has sprung!! Get out there, soak up some sunshine. March is such a hopeful month; first the crocuses, then daffodils and then ending with glorious magnolias and blossoms. March often holds the first ‘jumper off’ day of the year- though I’ve yet to brave it thanks to a horrid cold. Below are some flicks…