7 Flowers and Trees
Clusters of bright red Rowan (Mountain Ash, Sorbus Aucuparia) berries against a cloudless bright blue sky
Blackthorn (Prunis Spinosa) in full flower. The fruit of this common hedgerow plant known as Sloe is often used to make Sloe Gin.
Flame Red Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Victoria creeper, Vitaceae, five-finger, five-leaved ivy) cascading over a barn.
Flowering pink Clematis Montana cascading over a wall in bright sunshine
A group of wild cowslip (Primula Veris) plants in full flower with a blue sky background
A single bare Sycamore tree in bright winter sunshine against a clear blue sky background
Raindrops cling to this group of flowering snowdrops after a shower has passed
Closeup of deep pink winter flowering heather Erica Carnea in bright sunshine
A solitary mature ash tree (Fraxinus Excelsior) in full leaf on a sloping meadow in summer set against a clear blue sky background.
A cheerful display of bright pink and blue aster flowers fully open in bright sunshine
Closeup of Hawthorn. (Crataegus Monogyna) also known as May-Tree, Thornapple, Thornberry and Whitethorn, blossom in full flower
Wild garlic and a few bluebells carpet the ground in springtime woodland
White winter flowering heather Erica Carnea in sunshine
Two deep pink and white Mesembryanthemum (Livingstone Daisy) flowers closeup in sunshine
Three fully open yellow African Daisies (Gazania) in bright sunshine
A mature Ash tree coming into full leaf in spring sunshine with a clear blue sky background
A mature ash tree by the side of a country lane in summer. A darkening sky background emphasizes the watery sunshine.
A cheerful display of wild flowers in a roadside verge in Upper Teesdale
A mature bare Ash tree (Faxinus Excelsior) by the side of a country lane is silhouetted as a hint of pale sunshine starts to appear after overnight frost and fog.
Vibrant red field poppies add colour to a dull day.
A cheerful (despite their common name) group of flowering Cirsium Heterophyllum in front of a stone wall.
Ox-Eye Daisies and red field poppies at Van Farm, Thorpe, Teesdale
An atttractive clump of Harebells (Campanula Rotundifolia) growing from a crack in the rocks on the River Tees riverbank near Low Force waterfall.
Vivid deep shades of orange in this magnificent beech tree set against a blue sky background.
Wild Gorse hardly ever stops flowering completely. This bush provides a little much needed winter cheer, taken in January 2021.
A group of mature sycamore trees silhouetted against a wintry sky with strong sunshine and a snowy background
A group of mature sycamore trees silhouetted against a cloudless deep blue sky in very strong early spring sunshine
Upper Teesdale is the only habitat in Britain of the spring gentian (Gentiana verna). It flowers between mid-April and mid-May, but only opens in sunshine.