Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring Greens


These golden saxifrage flowers are amongst the first to appear in spring and even though they are green (except for their yellow stamens) they are a very welcome hint of what is to come. These were growing beside a little tributary of the Tees, downstream from Egglestone bridge, on Saturday.



















There's fresh new green growth everywhere - these are the new shoots of silky wall feather-moss Homalothecium sericeum creeping out over their rocky substrate, in Teesdale.....




... and amongst last autumn's decaying leaves in a beech wood these pristine cuckoo pint leaves were unfurling.

8 comments:

  1. The signs of spring are all around us now Phil.
    Exciting time of the year.

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  2. We are over the worst of winter. Soon be hosepipe bans.

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  3. Your first picture is very pretty.For us, spring means the beginning of heat.

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  4. Things are certainly waking up. As for green round here - my lawn needs cutting already!

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  5. Certainly is Keith - wish I didn't have to spend most of my weekdays indoors!

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  6. I hope the snow is history Adrian - it feels like it's going to be an early spring.

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  7. Hi lotus leaf, spring here means very variable weather - sunshine one minute, rain the next and cold most of the time...

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  8. The cold weather seemed to hold a lot of early growth back John, but everything seems to be compensating now....

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