A good bright day for our walk today, with a cold wind, but in sheltered spots we could feel the heat of the sun. The dogs and I walked between lovely old established hedgerows of beech, holly, hawthorn and elderberry, interspersed with ash. Hedges like these are real treasures.
Long awaited may blossom is just beginning to come out now.Walking on into more open country, splashes of colour are beginning to show with red campion, golden gorse, and vivid blue alkanet - Anchusa officinalis.
I can't record the flowers of Maytime without including wild cherry. Simple, beautiful blossoms, and one of my favourites.