Dull Days with Hints of Colour

Merinda

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Dull Days with Hints of Colour

There have been lots of dull days with the odd bright day to give us hope that Spring is on its way.

Walking on the Onny Meadows I was looking for fresh green shoots that hint at Spring but found myself looking at zings of colour that are there if you look more closely and stop thinking it all looks dull.

The clumps of grasses that have died of over winter have creams and yellows and although not hinting at Spring their colours add to contrasts and vibrancy when we do get some sunshine.

Red Stems in Winter
Red Stems in Winter

There are wonderful textures to find in the bark of different trees. Even on the same tree you find a multitude of different textures. The colours can also be stunning and some trees develop a green which comes from a lichen at this time of year.

Bark Textures
Bark Textures

The Hazel catkins have a fiery yellowy green, if you look very closely their tiny reddy brown flowers are putting in their appearance.

Hazel Catkins
Hazel Catkins

The Alders which you will find by the river, also have catkins. They are mauve in colour and contrast well with their nut brown cones.

Alder Cones and Catkins
Alder Cones and Catkins

I love brown, it is such a warm colour, the Burdock makes a stunning argument for it being a lovely colour. It is a colour I love to wear as it is so versatile as nature shows us.

The Witchhazel is beautiful, looks stunning on dull days with its creamy yellow flowers. I can see it from my living room window but it is much better to get outside and breath in its wonderful fragrance.

Witchhazel at Folly View Let
Witchhazel at Folly View Let

There are a few more pictures to look at below, most were taken on the Onny Meadows when I was walking Hettie (Border Terrier).

Lichen
Lichen

 

Teazles in the Onny Meadows
Teazles in the Onny Meadows

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