David and I and the two dogs enjoyed a lovely walk yesterday on Easter Monday from Baslow up through Crocodile wood and back down again. Here’s a short list of the flowers I saw in bloom, – all very common but the total effect was reminiscent of the best of Shakespearian English countryside. wonderful names.
Herb Robert, Lesser Celandine, Dandelions, Pink Campions, White Campions, Primroses, Purple Violets, Stitchwort, Bird’s Eye Speedwell, Vetch, Gorse Blossom, Bluebells, Cuckoo Flowers, Jack-by-the-Hedge, Cow Parsley,White DeadNettle, Red Dead Nettles, Yellow DeadNettles (maybe called something else!), crab apple blossoms, remains of the blackthorn and hawthorn blossom, -lots more I probably missed. A large peacock butterfly was sunning itself on a wall. The woods were full of misty bluebells. The sky was a deep blue with wispy clouds, and three buzzards were circling. Chiffchaffs were calling in the woods, along with a black cap and chaffinches. I felt completely happy, which is quite rare these days of struggle and care!