Thursday, 30 April 2009

Up at Mums

Here are a few images from my couple of days up to see Mum in the Cotswolds. First from a short walk along the lane........
A beechwood in spring is one of my favourite sights. The fresh green silky leaves contrasting with the dark trunks and branches is special to me.A spring lamb taking its early morning breakfast.Siblings.......so sweet, I love the pink ears!On the feeders on Mums patio, this male Siskin is still hanging around. It should be off finding somewhere to breed by now I'd have thought!One of my Mum's favourite birds. She has a pair of Collared Doves coming to the patio at the moment.Here are some of the trees and flowers blooming in the garden right now........Crab Apple.
More Crab Apple blossom. If we don't get a frost these trees should be covered in small red apples this autumn.Mum has lots of Cowslips in the garden growing wild. I tried taking some for my garden, but they just seem to disappear. I suppose the soil isn't right for them.Forget me not, kind of a weed, but a very pretty one!Polyanthus, a nice blaze of colour at the front of the house.Down by the river Churn at the bottom of the garden these Marsh Marigolds are in full flower and look wonderful.Here's a close up. I should be going up for another visit later on this coming week, it will be interesting to see what else there is to photograph since this last visit.

10 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Jenny,
I wish I could see so many flowers!!! Nice to share this with us, it reminds me sometime that the world is not only about birds :-)

Eve said...

These pictures are all wonderful but the first one of your mum's woods reminds me of my new home and the lambs...that should be on a poster somewhere! How sweet!

Steve B said...

Mum is so lucky to be living in this area. It is really beautiful.

Mary said...

The lambs are so cute! That siskin looks like a molting goldfinch. Your mother has the most beautiful flowers!

Roy said...

Lovely Beechwood scene and lots of lovely colours in this Post Jen.

Jenny said...

Hi Chris, I guess my main passion is birds, but I'm curious and find enjoyment about all sorts in the countryside.

Hi Evie, great to have you back! Those arn't actually my Mum's woods (wish), but are just up the road from her house which is lovely.

Hi Steve, she is lucky and I think I'm lucky to be able to visit her up there so often too. Her garden is really too big for her now, but it is such a great wildlife haven, it would be very difficult for her to leave it.

Hi Mary, yes, I really couldn't resist those lambs. The Siskin did look a wee bit scruffy didn't he! They're such mucky feeders too!

Hi Roy, thanks, Mum is lucky to have such a great garden. She does love it very much.

Adrian said...

Hey wren

You forgot the Lady's Smock....but I got that one of course!!

See you soon, Adgi

ascu75 aka Don said...

Hi Jenny love the piccies as usual.We have a pair of collard doves always in the garden I call them love doves we have always had some wherever we have lived. I only saw one siskin in all last year and he was only on the feeder for a few minutes but I could hear him for a while longer XXX Don

Quiet Paths said...

Wonderful images of spring time. I love that dove. And such delicate images of the flowers. This post is like a big hug from nature.

Jenny said...

Hi Adgi, Yes, I don't think I found any Ladies Smock that day I was taking photos around the garden. Hmmmmmm!

Hi Don, I hope Mum can keep her doves this time around the last pair got predated by a Sparrowhawk.

Hi Christine, that's a nice way of putting it. A natural hug! I like it! (-: