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
- A Red Admiral
- A Blue – it never settled so couldn’t identify – possible an Adonis?
- Painted Ladies
- Speckled Woods
- Large Whites
- Small Whites
All sightings in the South West between Oxfordshire and South Devon. I didn’t manage to capture them all but here are a few I did get.
Nature loves the sun; look closely and you’ll see ponds brimming with tadpoles, stick around and you might even see some newts.
April is a perfect time to get away. I headed off on my usual trip to Devon and found myself walking in temperatures above 20 centigrade.
Back home, April is a great time for sowing vegetables. I’ve spent a good portion of my Easter Break helping my Dad dig over his plot and plant out plugs. We’ve got peas, mange-tout, courgettes, leeks, onion spinach, lettuce and strawberries this year.
I’m trying out Red Bubble at the moment for some of my pictures. It’d be great if you could come check me out 🙂