Spring brings with it many a wonderful thing. Tiny, gambolling lambs, blue skies, light showers, warm breezes, bumbling bees and cute, fluffy fledglings. All of these sights have been on my radar for the past couple of months, and I’ve spent many hours keeping my eyes peeled for all of the usual sights of spring in preparation for this month’s challenge from The Wildlife Trust, as 30 Days Wild started on the 1st June! I’m always excited that 30 Days Wild happens around this time of year, as it’s usually a month of sunshine, colour and many a good moment for wildlife spotting!
As the month goes on I will be posting a weekly round-up of what I’ve spotted/done, and if anyone else is taking part I’d love to see what you’re planning and any photos you take. With that in mind I felt like it would be a good time to share some of the floral sights I spotted throughout May, as it was definitely The Month of Flowers for me, with a lot of beautiful flowers, blossoms and plants appearing almost overnight. The Lake District is always very pretty, whatever season, but in spring it really does come to life, with bluebells, oxeye daisies, red valerian, red campion and buttercups all over the place.
It’s definitely my favourite season.
Aquilegia – Columbine ‘Clementine Dark Purple’
Technically this isn’t a truly ‘wild’ spot as my Mum planted these, but I think they’re too pretty not to share.
Common Lime Blossoms – I think!
The flowers in the featured image for this post are red valerian which I’ve spotted all along the coastal roads here!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, despite the ongoing political stresses, take some time out for yourself to unwind and decompress and enjoy the outdoors, even if it’s just for a moment! I was up until 4:30am last night watching the election unfold so I am completely exhausted today, so I’ll also be looking for some sunshine and a nap when it presents itself!
Look after yourselves and keep striving for change!
Linking up with Jen from Pierced Wonderings for Photo Friday today.