Here in Britain, Nature, as with our people, is rather subdued. She tends not to go in for showy displays. She doesn't reward us with massive migrations of wildebeest, birds of paradise courtship rituals, or humpback whales leaping out of the depths. But she still has her moments when she does us proud.
At this particular moment, in woodland the length and breadth of the land, she is putting on a display which is second to none in the natural world. For a month or so each spring, our woods turns blue:
More photos from today's walk in the Hardcastle Crags here.