29 April 2014

Wagtail




The wagtails have returned!
They usually arrive in April or May
after wintering in the Middle East
or North East Africa.
Busy little birds that I see
everywhere I go.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.



Blo-Ma: Willow



Willow blossoms for Blo-Ma.


27 April 2014

I Heart Macro: seeds in the water




One more post with iris seeds in the pond
at the Botanic Garden, 9.4.2014.

I'm linking to
I Heart Macro
Macro Monday 2

http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/2014/04/i-heart-macro-week-50.html

http://macromonday2.blogspot.fi/2014/04/fountain-base.html

Woodcock





Woodcock or Eurasian woodcock

An unexpected visitor in our garden on Friday morning.
These photos were taken through the window.

I'm linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'.



26 April 2014

Critters: Mourning cloak




A mourning cloak seen in Nuuksio National Park,
18.4.2014.

I'm linking to Camera Critters
and Saturday's Critters.

http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.fi/2014/04/saturdays-critters-21.html

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2014/04/camera-critters-316.html

24 April 2014

Mezereon and coltsfoot




Mezereon (Daphne mezereum)

The shrub flowers early in the spring
(April-May), before the leaves appear.




Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

The flowering stem develops in spring
before the leaves appear.
Flowering time from April to June.

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Photos taken in Lappeenranta during Easter.

I'm linking to
Floral Friday Fotos
Floral Love
Today's Flowers

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.fi/2014/04/fff127-troilus-rose.html