Posted by: mynaturaldiary | April 19, 2010

Nous dansons sur un volcan

“Nous dansons sur un volcan”. Unlike le Comte de Salvandy, or the people of Iceland near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier, thankfully we don’t, but the effects of the ash plume from Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland have reached us, covering the UK, and keeping all planes from our skies (the better to hear the birds and to see fine sunsets if you’re not caught up in travelling?)

At this special moment in time, here’s a picture of the local hill, Roseberry Topping, with a fine layer of volcanic ash suspended above it!


The ash is there, honest…

Back on the ground we’re in the height of the Daffodil season. Farndale offers a wonderful spectacle this time of year; hundreds of thousands of wild daffodils carpet a very secluded valley.

Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)

That’s a few more than we get in our garden.

Oblivious to either volcanic ash or a host of golden daffodils, at the coast in Redcar some Turnstones were seen.


Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Not all things that fly in Britain are grounded.

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