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Springtime is yellow time

Unfortunately the photos from this old post have been lost We have had a wonderful week of sunshine and the wildness around us is bursting into life again. Everywhere I look there are beautiful yellow flowers and seeds.         A Host of Golden Daffodils There are a few amazingly large bumble bees flying around…

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Beautiful Aliens

There is a large number of aliens plants growing wild in Ireland. I guess that really the definition of alien plant depends on far back you wish to go – if you go back far enough even Ash trees are alien. In recent years there has been an increase in alien plants growing wild due…

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Whitethorn Flowers

Note: not all of my images made it through the import process, some were lost in a photo sharing program I used to use. This spring there were really beautiful whitethorn (hawthorn) flowers to be seen across the countryside. Our own whitethorns were not as spectacular as last year and I have been told that often…