The Season Moves on -a Visual Observation

Observations from a Lancashire Country Man

Here in the U.K. and especially in the north of England the weather has been dry with sunnier spells but accompanied by a cold northerly wind for most of the time. However, it does not seem to have halted nature's steady march towards summer. While out and about over the last week I have photographed some of natures natural beauty which has turned the black and white of winter into a technicolor world of new cycles of life. The hub is also a visual contrast of landscapes and flora which have changed dramatically in just a few short weeks.

Bridge over the stream

Bridge over a stream in winter.Photograph by D.A.L.
Bridge over a stream in winter.Photograph by D.A.L.
Bridge over a stream late spring.Photograph by D.A.L.
Bridge over a stream late spring.Photograph by D.A.L.

Dryads saddle

Three weeks ago I took this picture of the Dryad's saddle fungi, today the 16th May it is amazing the amount of grow that has occurred in this period. The markings on this species reminds me of the feather markings on a bird of prey.

Rhododendrons

Rhododendron in bud Photograph by D.A.L.
Rhododendron in bud Photograph by D.A.L.
And three weeks later-photograph by D.A.L.
And three weeks later-photograph by D.A.L.

Out and About

Below are photographs taken  while out and about on forays.

Gallery of sightings

new foliage on bramble arch. Photograph by D.A.L.
new foliage on bramble arch. Photograph by D.A.L.
Grey poplar enjoying the sunshine. Photograph by D.A.L.
Grey poplar enjoying the sunshine. Photograph by D.A.L.
I call this picture light and shade.Photograph by D.A.L.
I call this picture light and shade.Photograph by D.A.L.
The first rose of summer. Photograph by D.A.L.
The first rose of summer. Photograph by D.A.L.
Bluebells still carpet woodland glades. Photograph by D.A.L.
Bluebells still carpet woodland glades. Photograph by D.A.L.
the young frond of the fern s are now opening.photograph by D.A.L.
the young frond of the fern s are now opening.photograph by D.A.L.
Bracken or the brake fern meeting the new season. Bracken produces fronds on a single stem, while the fern above is reminiscent of a shuttle cock. Photograph by D.A.L.
Bracken or the brake fern meeting the new season. Bracken produces fronds on a single stem, while the fern above is reminiscent of a shuttle cock. Photograph by D.A.L.
The blooms of lilac convey the message that summer is oh so near. Photograph by D.A.L.
The blooms of lilac convey the message that summer is oh so near. Photograph by D.A.L.

Finally my constant companion Katy enjoying the bluebells. "old faithful"  accompanies me on all my forays in to the countryside. 

" Old faithful in Bluebells"

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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England Author

Joy56, thank you so much for your kind comments, enjoy your visit hope to see some of your pics soon.


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Joy56 6 years ago

well you have captured some wonderful pieces of nature. I am going to the north of england this weekend to visit my dad, and i will be taking my camera, you have inspired me to take some pics. LOVELY AS EVER


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England Author

suziecat7, thank you for the visit glad you enjoyed the hub, and thank you for your kind comment.

timorous, Nice to meet you yes we are lucky with the our ever changing countryside. There is something new to see almost every day from early spring until the winter beds in.


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timorous 6 years ago from Me to You

Hi D.A.L. Great pictures. Makes me want to take a trip to Lancashire just to see and breathe it in for myself. You're so lucky that winters in England are generally temperate and greenish, compared to Canada where things are virtually brown and white from December through March.

I'm following you now as well. See you soon.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Simply beautiful photos. I particularly love the yellow rose photo. Great stuff - thanks.


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England Author

Hi, daisyjae, nice to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to comment.


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daisyjae 6 years ago from Canada

Beautiful pictures.


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England Author

lelanew55, glad you liked it thank you for your appreciated comments.


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lelanew55 6 years ago

As usual I am enjoying the beautiful scenery you are providing. Thank you and keep sharing your pictures.


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England Author

Write and earn, thank you for your visit, appreciated.

Darlene my friend, you are so welcome, glad you enjoyed it.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Oh my gosh, you take the best pictures, and the journey continues with the changes from moment to moment, hour to hour and months to months. I feel as if I have been on a vacation in the UK and thank you once again for this awesome and beautiful hub...


Write and earn 6 years ago

Interesting and informative.

Keep writing.......


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Thank you for those wonderful pictures D.A.L.! The greens look so inviting and the bluebell carpet is so beautiful!

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