Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Spring is springing!

What a relief! At last the weather seems to be warming up a little. The banks of the river Mersey are beginning to dry out a little and signs of life are popping up in sheltered places.

Of course the snowdrops have been flowering for a while now but they look all the more dazzling lit by shafts of late winter sunshine.

Its always a nice surprise to find a solitary primrose bursting its way through the leaf litter on the edge of oak woodland.

In spring time crocus colours never fail to amaze. However, this part of the Mersey Valley is famed for a variety that flowers in the Autumn long after the leaves have died back.