There's something odd about the tree I am following. Ditto the ground around it. The leaves are late and many of the flowers beside it had their heads eaten off or withered before they had a chance to flower. I expect, at the end of the year, I'll go through photos and do a sort of 'retrospective' post to show how things haven't happened. In the meantime, before we get completely out of season, here's a glimpse of what was happening on 25th April.
Looking up into the tree.
As you see from this (and from the next photo) there are many more leaves on the sycamores beyond 'our' one, in both directions.
Fortunately, the clump of bluebells was worth waiting for.
But, right against the roots, where the lesser celandines didn't flower - the Arum Maculatum (Lords and Ladies, Jack in the Pulpit) isn't faring well.
It's all very odd.
But it would be nice to finish with something cheerful so . . .
A couple of miles away, a field where ponies live - buttercups.