Wild flower time

On a short trip into the hills just north of the village this morning I saw that, in spite of a cold north wind, spring is definitely in the air for the wild flowers. 

The asphodel flowers are just beginning to open:

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There are pink cistus and lavender flowers growing out of the rocks, it seems:

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and white cistus too (it’s not called rock rose for nothing):

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thyme growing between a rock and a hard place, at the side of the road:

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and common broom flowering next to Spanish broom which is about to flower:

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With the vines beginning to sprout fresh green leaves and the few deciduous trees in the valleys now in leaf, the countryside is beginning to change, to look more spring-like.

6 thoughts on “Wild flower time

  1. We have all those except for the Asphodel (I’ll start looking for that one) growing along the lane behind the house where we walk the dog. At this time of year my favorite are the miniature irises, in beautiful dark blue but also in lilac,cream and yellow. This year I have only seen a few so far – I hope they are not a casualty of the cold snap in February.

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