Our meadow is decorated with sparkles of yellow these days, as the Buttercups bloom. Along with them a few other meadow flowers are in bloom now, though it will be more colourful later on. I'm surprised that so many of these open field flowers are white or yellow.
The Buttercups are a brilliant yellow, but they have so little contrast between petals and stamens, that they're hard to photograph. I solved that here by taking a back-lit close-up instead of photographing it from the front.
This is the other current yellow flower, the Goatsbeard. It's one of those magic flowers that seems to have a personality. Just a 'weed', but it opens up in the morning sun and turns to follow the sun, later closing its petals to wait for tomorrow, a behaviour known as 'heliotropism'.
The Dandelions were the other yellow flower. Plentiful when they're blooming, but they're almost all transformed into tiny seeds waiting for a puff of wind now.
We must have had a million of these, in the lawn, the meadow, and even the garden. Do you recognize it? A little larger than life-size, this is a Wild Strawberry bloom. They're so low in the grass that the lawnmower goes right over them.
And these are one of the tiny patches of miniature Daisies in our lawn, only a few inches high, with small blossoms, I've been mowing around these to encourage them to grow and spread seeds. They seem to be lasting a long time too.
Yesterday, when I doggedly went out photography raindrops in the rain (!), I saw only one bedraggled normal size Daisy in bloom. Now, after today's sunshine and warmth, there are several. I'm always intrigued by the fractal spiral pattern in the centre.
And finally, the beautiful tiny Blue-eyed Grass, not a grass at all, but a flower that has grass-like leaves, and is actually a member of the Iris family, buried beneath taller plants in the meadow.
A beautiful sunny day here that actually got warm, and a week of such days to come. Looking forward to it. Hope your weather is as good.