Cherry Plum flowers, Telford Bridge, Morpeth
Dead flower of Viper's Bugloss, Brickworks, Stobswood
Brittle Cinder (Kretzschmaria deusta) on roots of Beech at Carlisle park
Although born and bred and still living in Northumberland, at this time of year it can be a bleak and dismal place. Over the past few weeks all my days off have been blessed with the dour winter weather from snow, cold temperatures and like the past two days rain and a chilly Easterly to go with it. It is a bit frustrating as I'm looking forward to seeing the end of this winter weather but despite the welcome sight of Blackthorn coming into flower it seems that spring is still a long way off.
Edit- no room for complacency when trying to identify wildlife as accurate as you possibly can. The flowers above are Cherry plum and thanks for the comments. Keep them coming as I need to be kept right from time to time!