Spring flowers from the road side and a visit to the bluebells.

May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy!

Psalms 126 : 5
Forget-me-nots and green alkanet
From left to right:
Yellow archangel, is a non-native species but like the dead nettle species. The flowers are lipped and hooded.  The leaves are hairy with toothed edges growing in opposing pairs.  They spread by long runners and seeds.

And then the pink Creeping comfrey, the flowers are in one sided spikes, deep pink at first,  then bluish and finally creamy white.  The leaves are inserted into the stem.  It is an aggressive coloniser and often thrown out by gardeners.

As one grows older one should grow more expert in finding beauty in unexpected places, in deserts and even towns, in ordinary human faces and among wild weeds.

C.C. Vyvyan.
4 milk bottles each with its own stems. From left to right:
alkenet ( darker blue with white centre) yellow archangel,
creeping comfrey in pink and forget-me-not (paler blue with yellow centre).
All picked on the road side to the blue bell woods.
A first visit to the bluebell woods this morning… Bluebells prefer the rich, undisturbed soils of long – established woods, so you’re most likely to see them in old and ancient woodland.  Ancient woods are areas of woodland that have continued since 1600 in England and Wales and 1750 in Scotland. This is when maps started to be reasonably accurate so we can tell that they had trees for hundreds of years.
Easter has been so warm that many of the bluebells are open.
A little moss and lichen on old wood with new season bluebells. 

Politeness is the flower of humanity.

Joseph Joubert

Every flower blooms in its own time.

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