Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The end of winter

On my trips to the supermarket to fetch the daily supplies I stopped off in the town to look around. You can still see the wreckage from the winter storm. The willows down by the campsite were ripped up by the wind and they have still not been cleared from the river.

However, nature has been a bit more active and signs of spring are everywhere. There were at least half a dozen of these flowers over the land which I believe are pyramid orchids.

I was also fascinated by the beautiful butterfly; much larger than anything I have seen before. It was collecting nectar from the little pink flowers.

He is quite camouflaged in the picture but in reality the yellow stood out against the grass quite clearly!

1 comment:

Chairman Bill said...

Just had 2 consecutive nights of frost here.