'Orchis pauciflora with Birdsfoot Trefoil' With its harmony of yellows this small, intricate textile collage feels full of the warmth and sunlight of southern Italy.
Continuing to create small textile collages of the spring flowers beginning to bloom around me, here is 'Narcissus beside Stream'.
There are many enchanting orchids growing among the limestone boulders of Monte Sacro. None are more beautiful than the Butterfly Orchids with their outspread skirts. Many other plants also grow on the mountainside including the deep blue Grape Hyacinth I have added to this collage.
Cretan Crocuses in the White Mountains - Wading through melting snow high in the White Mountains of Crete, we came across these exquisitely marked Crocus sieberi together with Scilla nana, or Cretan Squill. Under a blue sky this was just about perfect.
Cretan Cyclamen among Shadowed Boulders - High in the limestone mountains of Crete ancient oak trees cast shadows across the rock-face. The intense white flowers and mottled leaves of Cyclamen cretica emerge from crevices between the boulders each spring.
Cornish Lane in May
Chocolate Lilies with Buttercups and a Swallowtail Butterfly