Sunday, March 09, 2014

rarity value

It has been a beautiful day. All the early butterflies (brimstone, red admiral and tortoiseshell) were out, the sap is rising, the birds are singing, the buzzards are trying each other out soaring above us; all is well. Purple toothwort used to be an absolute rarity but as can be seen from this photograph it is spreading quickly and now provides a purple haze across the forest floor reminiscent of the blaze of bluebells that will follow in May.


Anonymous said...

how lovely! Looks like spring is coming to you! Tonight's is our first night of daylight savings! how wonderful to see the sunset at 6:30! Tara

carletta said...

I love following the seasons and their subtle changes through your photos-now set as my desktop! See you in May?