Last winter in the UK was really mild. I haven’t seen snow at all. The temperature was hovering around 5-10 C deg. It incurred a faster vegetation period. Moreover during late march and early April temperatures in England were high, sometimes higher than 20 C deg. (Pic.1). Thanks to this we could enjoy a really nice spring.
Pic. 1 The temperature at 2m above ground on Sunday, April 9th at 15 UTC. In Cambridgeshire area was 20 C deg. (modellzentrale.de). The previous dry spell with high temperatures was around the 1st of April.
Below you can see many photos both from the first greening of spring in Cambridge and the period of flowering trees, which looks amazing through my camera Nikon D5300. I used macro to enhance the details of blooming plants and trees.
Pic. 2,3 Marsh Marigold.
Pic. 4,5 Lesser Stitchword.
Pic. 6,7 Chrysosplenium arternifolium.
Pic. 8,9,10 Mysostis Sylvatica (Wod forget-me-not).
Pic. 11,12,13 Polytrichum commune.
Pic. 14 Capsella bursa pastoris.
Pic. 15,16 Taraxacum officinale (Common dandelion).
Pic. 17,18,19 Bellis (Daisy).
Pic. 20,21 Lamium purpureum.
Pic. 22, 23 Nettle.
Pic. 24, 25 Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hiacynth).
Pic. 26 Tulip.
Pic. 27 Forsythia.
Pic. 28, 29 Rosa canina (Dog rose).
Pic. 30,31,32 Vitis (Vine) grape flower.
Pic. 33 Betula (Birch) flower.
Pic. 34 Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) flower.
Pic. 35 Willow flower.
Pic. 36 Syringa vulgaris (Common Lilac).
Pic. 37, 38 Magnolia.
Pic. 39 Malus (Apple tree).
Pic. 40 Rhus typhina flower.
Pic. 41 Platanus (Plane tree) flower.
Pic. 42 – 47 Tilia (Lime tree).
I captured also the insect, which enjoys the spring. See below:
Pic. 48, 49 Coccinellidae.
Pic. 50, 51 Formicidae.
Pic. 52, 53 Lepidoptera (Butterfly).
Pic. 54 – 57 Apis (Honey bee).