A walk in the English countryside

I don't know where you live, but here Monday started with gorgeous weather. As it is spring and I live relatively close to woodland, my husband and I decided to talk a walk in the woods to look at the bluebells. We were not disappointed. It was a perfect morning, lovely lighting through dappled trees, bird song, and spring flowers.

We saw so many flowers that I have made a list to give you an idea of what you look for if you go out in the next few weeks. If you have children (and maybe even if you don't) an I-Spy or other spotter book can make a walk fun, definitely grab yourself some sort of identification book, you can borrow them free from libraries as well as buying them. Or take a picture of each flower you see (I took quite a few) and use the internet to identify them when you get home. There is charming folklore about many English plants (more of that in later posts)

So here is my walk in pictures...

And we saw a huge long list of flowers too, many of which I photographed. Including:
Stitchwort, primroses, bluebells, white deadnettle, crosswort, bugle, cuckoo pint, herb robert, red campion, dog violets, anemone, wood sorrel, dandelions, daisies, yellow archangel, lady's smock, wood spurge, gorse, forget me nots, and yellow pimpernel.

white deadnettle
White deadnettle

wild forget me nots
wild forget me nots

bugle wild flower
Herb Robert
Herb Robert

cuckoo pint
Cuckoo pint

lady's smock wild flower
Lady's smock


fern frond
Fern Frond

english woodland bluebells

gorse flowers

crosswort yellow flower

yellow pimpernel
Yellow pimpernel

stitchwort flowers

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