Lichens: Tong churchyard

Lichen on gravestones: Tong

A mass of lichen on gravestones at Tong.

Lichen on gravestone: Tong

The lichen here is lower on the surface of the stone.

Lichens: Tong

The same two stones as in the top picture. with the lichens on the base of the preaching cross behind.

Rushes flowering

Rush flowers

Canalside rushes flowering. The blur in the artier picture above is from the movement of the plant in the gusty wind. The other shot was of a more sheltered plant just yards further along the bank.

Rush flowers

New season poppies

Poppy

Spotted a couple of days ago by the Stafford Road / M54 roundabout, a spot where they grow regularly. These are the first wild poppies I’ve noticed this year.

Poppy

Poppy

Poppy