First Flower Walk and Meeting Veronicas

I set off a bit late on my bike yesterday to meet Charlotte a few miles up the road for a walk on what felt like the first day of spring this year here in Suffolk.

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I was rather late and Charlotte was about to leave for home, and had just left me a message in sticks on the ground.

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The land still looked quite sere, there were hardly any flowers out. Then suddenly along the roadside next to a field a group of bright blue lights flashed. I’ve always loved field speedwells (Veronica persica), and even more so yesterday. They are very merry fellows.

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You can lie down in the unlikeliest of places and feel at home and perfectly relaxed. Such as here on a bridge over a sluice alongside a busy road in the company of the lovely scurvy grass (Cochlearia danica).

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All images by Mark Watson,  April 2013. All posts, text and pics here on Mark in Flowers are subject to Creative Commons with Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives license.


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