April flowers

April brings Spring flowers. I was interested to see differences between recent years. Here are wood sorrel flowers from mid April 2018. This year they have already been in flower for a couple of weeks.

Wood sorrel

Wood sorrel from 18th April 2018

This year I first photographed Lesser Celendine in flower at the end of January. Here it was in April 2015. It has a longish flower season and is in flower along some of our local hedgerows today.

Lesser celendine

Lesser celendine from the 10th April 2015

Fruit blossom is a real favourite of mine. Here are pear and June berry blossoms from the 20th April 2016. The June berry is covered in blossom already and the pear is just starting.

 

The crab apple is just coming out, and below is what is looked like on the 12th April 2017.

Crab appled

Crab apple blossom

And of course I cannot pass the opportunity to post a bumblebee photograph, as while March is when we first start seeing the queen’s emerge from hibernation (though it was February this year), April is the month that we start seeing the queen’s in any numbers. And it is so nice to have them back.

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Forest Cuckoo Bumblebee

Inspired by this week’s Lens artist photo challenge – Hello April.

 

 

 

27 thoughts on “April flowers

  1. tingsha

    Very beautiful-I also have a soft spot for fruit blossom and lesser celendine. Will have to look out for some wood sorrel-it’s lovely!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Yes our plum is starting to flower too – though we lost my favourite plum tree in a storm last year, so we will definitely be without those.

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  2. Meanderer

    Lovely images. It seems as if flowering plants are doing very well very early this Spring. Her, there is an abundance of primroses in the garden, the cherry tree is blossoming very early, and blackthorn flowers are adorning hedgerows in bountiful numbers! So wonderful to have plentiful precipitation at the moment to encourage lushness.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I am glad it triggered a memory. Each year the tree is absolutely covered in blossom and it smells devine.

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