Although the flowers of this stinging nettle are small, they still seem to be weighing down the plant.
Different stances adopted by a comma butterfly as it spread its wings to warm in the sun.
The comma which gives it its name is the white mark which can be seen here on the underside of the wing.
Pictures mostly taken looking into various pieces of woodland which lie directly by quiet roads nearby.
The frames above and below show ragged robin flowering among the bluebells.
Some willows have catkins which aren’t furry like the pussy willow.
The flowers from different varieties of apple trees.
The out of focus white blobs are flower buds.
A young bracken just beginning to open up. This one was on the edge of Cannock Chase.
Rooks nest near their fellows. This rookery is by the back entrance to Shugborough Park from Great Haywood.
The packhorse bridge across the Trent, giving access to Shugborough Park from Great Haywood.
Like many plants this year, this umbellifer was beginning to flower early, in mid-April.
A lamb seems fascinated by the partridge sharing the same field, and moves closer to investigate.
Another lamb and sheep grazing in the field.
Mature yews are often found in churchyards. This one is at Albrighton.