We wanted to pick some lovely green nettles to make into soup and pesto:
On the way we saw beautiful apple blossom:
New horse-chestnut tree leaves, just spring into life:
Strange & mysterious catkins:
Glorious blackthorn blossom (hinting that there will be a wonderful harvest of sloe berries later in the year):
While I picked the nettles – the boys did a bit of climbing:
And on the way home we saw this beautiful tortoiseshell butterfly:
It was a lovely morning….