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Photo feature: Spring is Here!

Published on: 26 Mar, 2020
Updated on: 27 Mar, 2020

Beautiful Surrey cottage in East Shalford Lane with The Chantries behind. (click on images to enlarge)

By Martin Giles

It can be all too easy to get fixated on the latest crisis news but mother earth and nature continue regardless.

In recent days spring has made its presence felt. There is a bit more warmth in the sun bulbs are making a show and buds are breaking.

Here are a few images, grabbed on yesterday’s (March 25) bike ride exercise, which I find cheery and optimistic.

Perhaps you have some to add? If so, please send them to, saying where taken and by whom.

Old barn and behind the rape is coming into flower giving its familiar yellow carpet to many of our fields.

Cheerful daffodils surround Shalford Village sign.

Dragon reader Harry Eve sent in two images from his wildlife garden:

A common lizard enjoys some spring sunshine.

And Harry recommends that we read about the interesting habits of this red mason bee (Osmia bicolor (Schrank,1781) | BWARS) that visited him.

And Worplesdon Witness columnist wrote in rather mysteriously: “Here are my photos. I found the fairies under the toadstool in St Mary’s churchyard Worplesdon. Rev Alex the rector didn’t know they were there.”

However, I also found a grave of someone I knew was there but now have found out all about her thanks to Google. Interesting story.

St Mary the Virgin church at Worplesdon


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