Some good news in these mixed-up days!

One of our members, Val Barns, has sent in some photographs from a solitary walk around the lanes near Sticklepath today. The hedgebanks were looking spring-like with wild flowers – violets, primroses and stitchwort – in flower, the hawthorn is coming into leaf and the first blackthorn was in flower.  And two singing chiffchaffs!

 

Stitchwort. Photo: Val Barns

Stitchwort. Photo: Val Barns

 

 

Violets. Photo: Val Barns

Violets. Photo: Val Barns

 

 

Hawthorn - with very young leaves. Photo: Val Barns

Hawthorn – with very young leaves. Photo: Val Barns