Summer with a touch of Autumn

Full Summer in Strid, the birds have started singing again after their busy nesting period and Summer flowers are blooming like the Nettle Leaved Campagnula above.

And Monkshood – both growing in the sun next to the River Wharfe.

“But always at my back I hear

Time’s winged chariot hurrying near”

As soon as the new leaves are out, somebody takes advantage – like these caterpillars, which are now developing into moths and flying.

Even red leaves now:

Thankfully, just regrowth.  Sycamore in this case, and some Rowan is regrowing after my Winter activities:

Roll on Spring!