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Different Views









A quick post today written in between resting after a walk through our local woods and preparing for a belated birthday meal as our eldest son is now home from uni.

I've been admiring these stunning yellow fields as I've been driving around this week and how beautiful the dark trees look against the vivid colour of the rapeseed oil. They are in full bloom around here but I noticed on Friday afternoon as we drove to Sheffield that they were only just beginning to come out further north. This afternoon it was lovely to stretch our legs and take in the views of these yellow fields from inside as well as outside the woods. 

Dappled sunlight shone through the trees and sparkled on the water and the sky was a magnificent blue with just a few fluffy clouds for interest. We saw our first bluebells of this spring and a gorgeous mass of delicate white flowers. I don't know their name but they were a delight especially as there was just the one clump of them. We found a bench to stop, stare and listen to the sounds of nature.

I love our  walks and hope we can fit more in soon. Today really was a treat and I can't wait to return to these woods soon when hopefully they will be ablaze with bluebells. Over the next few days I hope to get started with removing the lawn from our small garden so I'm hoping this pleasant weather continues. Wish me luck...

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14 comments :

  1. Hello Claire

    I have been reading your blog for a while now. I really enjoy your photos. I think the little white flowers are wood anemones - we saw lots on a recent week away in the Lake District.

    Katrina

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    1. Hi Katrina, thanks for letting me know what they are. They must have looked beautiful in the Lake District. Lovely to hear from you and thanks for your kind words xo

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  2. They do look like wood anemones.
    The yellow fields remind me of Sunflower fields in France.

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    1. Yes, I agree! Thanks for telling me their name.

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  3. Hey Claire,
    Ditto to Wood Anenomes! I have similar views here. There are fields of Daffs around St Ives and they contrast beautifully with the freshly turned soil and the emerging leaves of trees and hedgerow. I'm sure I'm not concentrating properly while I'm driving and oohing and aahing to myself either ;)
    Leanne xx

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    1. Yay, they definitely are wood anenomes it seems. Ditto to the reminder to stay focused on the wheel. Oh to see daffodils in your lovely part of Cornwall xo

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  4. Beautiful photos, the yellow looks amazing. Nothing like a nice walk in the fresh air with beautiful scenery.

    X x

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  5. What beautiful photos, it looks wonderful there. The rapeseed is blooming here too, it's so vivid.

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  6. Wood anemones always make me smile - we used to see great trailing beds of them when I was out riding in the woods with my Haflinger and years ago my friend told me the Swiss German for them is Bettseicherli, which meanl "little bed wetters"!! No idea why but presumably something to do with old herbal lore ;)

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  7. PS when I looked the wood anemone up in Wikipedia, I was surprised to find that it has lots of different common names in German, most of them Swiss German (unusual in itself!) and from this northeastern area of Switzerland as well as the area around Lucerne, which is a similar habitat. Although the name I knew is there, mostly it's just called April flower or Easter flower… confusing, since daffs are Easter bells… but fascinating, linguistically!

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    1. How interesting. I think Easter flower is a perfect name for them.

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  8. Great photos - especially love the second to last picture where they yellow just stretches into the horizon. I have never seen rapeseed in fields over here. Mostly GMO soybeans and corn. :(

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  9. Beautiful photos and what gorgeous countryside. There's lots of rapeseed fields around here too, I love this time of the year when they turn that lovely vivid yellow.

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  10. Hi lovely photos. Wood anenomes are also called wind flowers, which I think suits their habitat perfectly

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