A ride into the Peak District…

Just added 18 new photos to Panoramio, from a ride out into the Peak District on Saturday. ..

I notice this year seems to be an excellent year for dandelions – many of the yellow fields are not oilseed rape as they appear, but meadows full of them. Cowslips, however, don’t seem to be as prolific as last year. I was pleased to note the red ones still growing on a grass verge near Calton on the weavers:

Unusual red cowslips near Calton in the Weaver Hills
Unusual red cowslips near Calton in the Weaver Hills

Everything seems very bright and green – it’s pleasing to see we’re getting a real spring this year. Here’s hoping for the summer…

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