Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The first day of June

In the peak of perfection, May blossom, on the first day of June.  Was it worth the wait?  Oh yes!
The salt marsh, behind the dunes at Belhaven Beach, has also got glorious patches of flowers in bloom.  Birdsfoot trefoil - or known to me as bacon and eggs when I was a child,
 sea thrift,
and hidden in dunes, amongst the marram grass, Dactylorhiza purpurella, the northern marsh orchid.
The surf was up!  No sign of any surfers though, apart from one abandoned board on the wet sand. The evenings are still getting longer, and on a fine day the light will be good until after 10 o'clock, so I think there will be some keen water babies heading for the beach tonight, with a disposable barbecue tucked under one arm, and the surf board under the other!
Over the roar of the waves, I could still hear the lark, singing high above the dunes, enjoying the glorious sunshine and clear blue skies.


  1. It's been an incredible year for blossom in Lincolnshire too. I think it might be down to all the rain. Cheers,Mark.

    1. Yes, you are probably right! It's good to think that all the endless mud and squelching around was worth it! You are east coast too - I hope the sun is shining for you today. It's glorious here in East Lothian this morning. A