I want to apologise for having disappeared from this blog for such a long time, but after the busy Christmas period I wanted to take an extended break before coming back feeling rejuvenated. Now that February is here I am definitely feeling ready to dive back into the blogging world, especially as the world around us is ever so slowly waking up from its winter slumber. Just like this lovely, dew soaked moss that I spied while out on a wintry morning walk back in 2015. Here’s hoping that the rest of the month is as vibrant and green as this little moss is!
Apologies for having been so MIA on this blog, I have lots of plans to get more regular posts out on this blog and my other main one, so thank you for being so patient with me. As another year ends I want to take a moment to say thank you for all of the continued support, love and kind comments and I hope that all of you head into 2018 with good wishes and happiness.
Back in 2015 when I first got involved with 30 Days Wild I lived in a much more rural area, which was perfect for spotting all kinds of plantlife. One of my favourite spots was this lovely perennial cornflower which to this day, remains one of my favourite flowers. I love the deep blues and purples and when these bloomed I always lots of bees and other flying insects flocking to them.
At the moment the hedgerows are lined with bright pink red campion and it’s making me smile so much. When we lived back down South in Milton Keynes my Mum planted some wild flower seeds and a month or so later these lovely red campion had bloomed beneath the tree in our garden. So now whenever I see those tell-tale bright pink blooms it takes me straight back to afternoons spent lazing in the garden beneath the sunshine.
I’m taking a brief blogging break as I’v got a busy week ahead but I will be back blogging next week!
It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here and I apologise for that. Life has been running away with me! In my part of the world the countryside has really come to life with beautiful hawthorn blossoms and bluebells, while the local town is full of the distinctive calls from the seagulls and the sight of rabbits grazing the hedgerows at dusk. The promise of summer is definitely on the air and it’s been gorgeously hot here in Cumbria too! This kind of weather takes me back to my final year of university where our revision sessions were taken outside, and I often had the chance to do some wildlife spotting in-between. One of those days was when I spotted the lovely, emerald green flower beetle basking on the leaves above.
It’s been a difficult couple of weeks in my part of the world, which I’ve talked about a bit more in-depth on my other blog. April has been a mixture of emotions but with the turn of the season come the blossoms and they are well and truly springing up all over the trees now, and these ones in the photo above, I spotted on my daily walk around the local nature reserve back down in Milton Keynes during the summer back around 2011, and scenes like the ones above are filling me with vitality and joy for the months ahead!
Back in 2010 when I visited my grandparents for a week down in Devon, they took me to the lovely Buckfast Abbey, which has a beautiful grounds surrounding it full of flowers, trees and plants. One of these in particular was this (I believe) plum tree which was just starting to show off it’s fruits, and I love the bright green of them! The gardens are my favourite thing about the Abbey and are split up into three different sections, with these fruits and others like it, being found in the Physic Garden. If you ever get the chance to visit the area, definitely check out Buckfast Abbey, if not for the history of the area, then the beautiful, tranquil gardens.