I have taken a leaf out of Morning Minion's book today and taken a walk down the hill and then around my garden, camera in hand. So this is what is blooming this occasionally-sunny May day! Firstly, Red Campion, with Stitchwort in the background.
Some slightly out-of-focus Cow Parsley - the breeze was blowing it as I tried to photograph the blooms.
Jack-by-the-hedge, well-grown now and soon to put out seed.
Ramsons of course - we have masses round here. Down on the sunny bank by the Chapel, however, they have "gorn over" and their yellowing leaves lie flacid on the bankside.
Bluebells are still flowering happily, here with Stitchwort again and some fern fronds just unfurling.
You should just be able to see a little Red Damselfly, newly-hatched, on the leaf to the right of where the little stick forks.
Which leads us nicely to my wildlife pond . . . happy sunbathing tadpoles . . .
If you look closely, there IS a newt, sunbathing, too. Just above the letter "t" in "sunbathing". You can see his tail and then follow it forward. I hope you can double click and enlarge the photos on your computer. Mine doesn't seem to do it for me anymore.
Finally, a general view of the pond.