“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ....Oscar Wilde

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Flowering Gorse

Whilst out walking this morning, I took a few photos that indicates that spring truly has arrived.
It was difficult to choose which photos to pick for My Sunday Photo.
I decided the Gorse flowers, these yellow beauties are bursting into life along the country lanes. 
I hope you like them.
For overseas visitors Gorse is a large, evergreen shrub covered in needle-like leaves and distinctive, coconut-perfumed, yellow flowers during the spring and summer.
As usual I shall be linking up with Photalife 
Image-in-ing.blogspot.co.uk 
and 
Mersad Through My Lens
visit today and I hope to see you again soon.
Have a wonderful week.


30 comments:

  1. this is the one flower that seems to keep going all winter in Cornwall, I love it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've noticed ours flowers twice a year up here in Bonnie Scotland. Starting in Spring and then again in Autumn. I agree with you ... it is a wonderful sight.

      Delete
  2. They are beautiful, I love the detail x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Such a pop of colour don't you think? It's normally the daffodil that indicates spring, but I thought I'd give this flower a little of the limelight today :D

      Delete
  3. Love the vibrant yellow of the flowers - it's definitely enough to make you think spring is just around the corner.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is striking isn't it Tim? It's normally the yellow daffodil that gives all the spring vibes, but this gorse really caught my attention. It was a vibrant beautiful display all along the country lane.

      Delete
  4. You know i've had the question by my daughter what it is called and you've answered that for me (is it bad that I didn't know?) #MySundayPhoto

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not at all Sherry... I'm just happy that I helped with your daughters question :D

      Delete
  5. Stunningly beautiful Neesie. I love to see the buds starting to emerge, it is like waiting for an eruption of colour at this time of year x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It seems that everything is waking up with week which is wonderful to see. Crocus, snowdrops, daffodils, heather, hyacinths, and even tree blossom. I think we have finally entered into spring.
      The farmer is even ploughing the field next to our house and the geese have passed on their return flight.

      Delete
  6. A beautiful colour, yellow always reminds me of Spring...so hopefully it's arriving

    Thank you for linking up

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it has arrived Darren. We didn't have such a bad winter, but I'm still glad that it's going. Enjoy and thanks for hosting once again.

      Delete
  7. I don't think I've ever looked so closely at gorse flowers before. I love the way the buds look like they are covered in fine hairs. Such a beautiful vibrant yellow colour too :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think everything is a little different and far more involved when we take a seriously close look. I've found this out with my painting. I think something might be quite easy until I start then it's amazing how many colours can be involved. Yellow certainly shouts 'Spring' doesn't it?

      Delete
  8. Must be beautiful to have such pops of bright yellow all over after a cold winter. They're gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We certainly are popping with colour just now Nan, because the crocus are giving a glorious display too. Here in Aberdeenshire the public parks and grass verges are all planted with both crocus and daffodils. It's quite a spring show!

      Delete
  9. They are gorgeous flowers! So pretty!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aren't they just... especially up close. I noticed they flowered in spring and autumn last year.

      Delete
  10. Ours tends to flower sporadically all year, I have sen it often but never smelt the flowers! Thats on my list of to do #MySundayPhoto

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe... be careful though because they are very spiky!

      Delete
  11. I'm not familiar with gorse but I really like the needles and flowers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gorse is very widespread over the British countryside Carol... but I have to admit I took it rather for granted until I walked right past these flowers and took a closer look!

      Delete
  12. So pretty. Never heard of them and hadn't seen them before. Happy Sunday. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are a very British countryside plant Rita. A little like heather and hedgerows. Most of the time you don't even notice them until going in for a closer look... then they surprise you :D

      Delete
  13. What a wonderful colour this flower is ... a joy.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is pretty and vibrant isn't it Jan. I had no idea it was so complex until I got close up to it. They certainly cheer up the countryside just now.

      Delete
  14. ah so thats what they are called. they are all over near the local farmers dykes

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe... yep Jennifer. The gorse is a very common bush in the countryside and adds another pop of colour at this time of year.

      Delete
  15. Oh yes Spring is definitely in the air - wonderful shots Neesie! Gorse is one of those plants that despite it's prickles you can help but love the mass of colour out on the moors etc.
    Have a great week
    Wren x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Wren, we have lots around here, but I've never really looked that closely before. It was quite surprising just how complex it is. A lovely spring pop of colour to join the daffodils and crocus.
      I hope you are having a great week too. Enjoy x

      Delete

I get so excited to see you here and love to read your thoughts and comments.
I always try to answer each one personally (I think it's only polite)
...♥...I truly appreciate your precious time here so thank you ...♥...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...