Sunday, 21 April 2013

21 April 2013: Gorse on Sandy Heath

Gorse on Sandy Heath

This is one of the gorse sites on Hampstead Heath. Gorse is a heathland plant, growing on the sandy soil here.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

16 April 2013: Spring Green

Hawthorn Leaves

The trees are still bare, but the hawthorn shrubs are greening. These are at Parliament Hill.

Monday, 15 April 2013

15 April 2013: Blackthorn Blossoms

Flowering Blackthorn on Upper Cohen's Field

I think this is a blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), one of the first to flower on Hampstead Heath, at the bottom of Upper Cohen's Field.

Flowering Blackthorn on Upper Cohen's Field

Sunday, 14 April 2013

14 April 2013: The Model Boating Pond

The Model Boating Pond

Looking towards the Model Boating Pond from the Tumulus Field.

Here is a similar view from the summer.

Friday, 12 April 2013

12 April 2013: The Ladies' Pond Meadow

London seen from the Ladies Pond Meadow

Looking south towards the Tumulus Field and Model Boating Pond, and London's skyscrapers.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013