Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Spring sprinkles the landscape with familiar colours

Above: the bluebell bonanza at Snowden Ghyll is nothing short of sensational, extensively carpeting the woodland floor upstream of Throup's Bridge.
Above: primroses are another highlight of Snowden Ghyll, where abundant wild flowers tell of ancient woodland.
Above: flowering cherry trees are a striking feature of the park. 
Above: Swartha Wood's annual bluebell extravaganza was about to be joined by the customary arresting array of ramsons. By May 10th the wild garlic was coming into flower and filling the becksides by the bridge with its pungent aroma. 
Above: shade for the sheep and their lambs as trees burst into leaf.