Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Loving Yellow in spring


Been out here and there, just quick visits over the week, discovered Little Owls and Grey Wagtails at 
Burley Roundabout walk .
Butterbur is coming through at Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits Nature Reserve.

Still no Butterflies recorded and Bees to busy to stop for a photo !
but looking through my photos there is still plenty to see and it's yellow. 

























38 comments:

  1. Hello, gorgeous collection of flowers. Lovely post and photos. Have a happy day!

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  2. Thanks Eileen, wish it was as warm as it looks in the sun..
    Amanda xx

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  3. A lovely post Amanda with such beautiful photos. I really love the first one - would look superb framed :) You've really captured the essence of Spring.

    Good to see Butterbur - such an unusual flower.

    Everywhere looks so Spring-like at the moment. Finding it hard too to get photos of garden bees and still no garden butterflies although I have seen a few elsewhere.

    Have a lovely week :)

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    1. Thanks RR, for the lovely comment, False Oxlip (Primula x polyantha) is the first photo. Large sways of them are growing wild at one of the places I visit. A lovely flower.
      Had more April showers here to day and it's cold...
      Amanda xx

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  4. I've noticed that yellow seems to be the colour of the moment too. That and grey :( Still, your beautiful photos always brighten my day. x

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    1. Thanks Julie, had wanted to do a colour post for a while, having so much Yellow about helped...
      Amanda xx

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  5. A lovely selection of photos. The first photo is wonderful and the others all show how beautiful spring is. There's lots of yellow here too! I also love the butterbur photos.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, glad you liked the photos, shame about the weather as I would have been out again today...
      Amanda xx

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  6. Love the shades of yellow and the cheery signs of spring!

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    1. Thanks PP, glad you like the photos...
      Amanda xx

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  7. Lovely post and photos and it is a gloriously yellow time of year, I've been photographing yellow too this week. We spotted some butterbur on our walk earlier this week in a local country park. Your first photo is wonderful, I can see the hairs on the stems quite clearly:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie for the lovely comment, Butterbur grows really well round here, I think they like damp conditions, such a ancient looking plant.
      Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Ian , glad you like the photos..
      Amanda xx

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  9. Perfect theme for a spring post, there's so much yellow out there when you really look isn't there! Where about's is the Burley Roundabout walk, as in where is the best place to park, I don't know that area as well as I used to :) x

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    1. Thanks Pam, have sent you a message..
      Amanda xx

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  10. Oh Amanda ... I love how you sneaked the minion in there!!! Wonderful, my Grandson adores them (so do many others ...)

    But lovely shots of plants and birds and everything yellow.

    Happy Thursday

    Take care

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, love our Minion..you can just see his eyes looking through the window when you come home..
      Amanda xx

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  11. Spring is definitely a yellow time of year isn't it, at least as regards flowers, and it is wonderful to enjoy all the cheering photos in this post. Looking at the forecast it looks like we will have to remain patient as regards the weather but hopefully things will begin to warm up again in about a weeks time :-)

    Butterburs are wonderful flowers aren't they and really reward closer inspection. The specimen in your photograph is a lovely colour whilst the ones around here (Beverley) tend to be much darker.

    Hope you are having a good week and kindest regards :-)

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    1. Thanks David, glad you like the photos, the weather has been proper April showers this week, with hail and winds thrown in !
      Also been looking at Lords and Ladies this week as there are so many growing, none of the leaves so far have spots...
      Wishing the sunshine's on you this week..
      Amanda xx

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  12. What a great idea, to focus on yellow for Spring! Yes, I was also amused by the Minion ... but particularly loved the cowslip, primrose and daffodil. I have sometimes seen Butterbur ... rather strange plants! A lovely post! Thank you, Amanda.

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    1. Thanks Caroline, hope to do more post's like this as we move through the year, Bluebells should be through soon in full colour.
      Amanda xx

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  13. Yes! Yellow is the colour of spring.....lovely post.

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    1. Thanks Stewart for leaving a lovely comment..
      Amanda xx

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  14. Lovely to see what you have been spotting out and about! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, for the lovely comment, glad you like the photos..
      Amanda xx

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  15. Lovely, all those warm yellows of spring, even if the weather is still deceiving us. Interestingly looking back at your 22 March post it was dominated by cold whites. I need to say "Thanks to Jan" as I hadn't a clue what one of the pictures was of, now I know it was a Minion.
    Great pictures.

    John

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    1. Thanks John, glad you like the photo's, can't believe you didn't know what a Minion was ! The film's are good, funny not just for children.
      Amanda xx

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  16. Great post and lovely photos. :)

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    1. Thanks Deb for leaving a lovely comment.
      Amanda xx

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  17. Love the pic of the butterbur. Our sparrow hawk ate our grey wagtail last week :-(. I found a small, sad pile of feathers under the hedge. Glad to hear on RR's blog that Old Man is better. T and P have been sending him healing thoughts :-) xx

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    1. Thanks CT, nice to hear from you and hope you are well.. sad to find the LTT but the hawk needs to eat...
      Old Man much better now it was really bad at one point. He's back to peeing all over the place so he's better...
      Amanda xx

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  18. Loving all the photos. You must be spending a lot of time crawling around in the mud taking those low shots!! (it's worth it!)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, hope you are well.. the flip out screen helps to get those low shots, very handy.
      Amanda xx

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  19. Amanda! I never realized all of the ways that yellow represents spring until this post...you opened my eyes :)

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    1. Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment, glad you like the photo's..
      Amanda xx

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  20. A beautiful Yellow Spring post. The grey wagtails are lovely. We so rarely see them down here.

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    1. Thanks DW, glad you like the photo's, Grey Wagtail is one of my favourite birds.
      Amanda xx

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