Spring flowers

It’s spring flower time. Photos taken over the last fortnight.

The blackthorn was the first to blossom.


The daffodils have been in flower for a couple of weeks now.


and the celandine


This monumental stack of blue flower isn’t ceanothus but rosemary.


The shade beneath the hedges is full of violets


and the meadow is an ocean of deep blue muscari




Published by

Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

18 thoughts on “Spring flowers”

  1. Oh. . .sigh. Lovely. We’re only at the stage where a few daffodils are starting to poke up, but nothing blooming yet, except a few crocuses. And it’s going down to 17 F tonight.

  2. Jane these are stunning. What a joy to see Spring stepping up to say hello. Is that your home is the background of the last one? It looks idyllic ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The blossom will be over soon. The first petals are already down. Yes the house does look idyllic. Fooled us too. It’s perfect in summer but bringing up to C19th standards of modernity isn’t going to be possible, like wiring a mud hut for electricity. Whitewash on the walls inside, terracotta tiles placed directly on the earth and no insulation between us and the hayloft/tobacco-drying loft/bats and dormice. Nice flowers though and deer and hares wander around for local colour ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Well thank the heavens for the deer, flowers and hares!!! Sending you a bicycle messenger with a telegram filled with courage for the rest ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Long Live France and its desire to reign glorious in its C19th conditions regardless of how time and the rest of the world have slightly moved on ๐Ÿ™ƒ

      2. Once we get to this time of year it’s fine, only a few degrees colder inside than out ๐Ÿ™‚ We have made a disconcerting discovery though, that when it rains, because the tiles are laid directly on the ground without anything techy like concrete or even sand foundations, we get water seeping up through the terracotta in places. The locals say it’s des veines d’eau. There are dozens of little water courses running down the fields and you can’t do anything about them. Building with foundations would be a start. Failing that we might dig a moat…

  3. Pingback: Spring flowers โ€” Jane Dougherty Writes – SEO

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s