Colours of May
This summer has been so busy. So I have decided the only way to catch up is to write a single post for the whole of May.
The Colours of May
Spring is a time that colour arrives across Somerset. Following a winter that never seemed to stop it suddenly appeared – everything all at once. The sun came out and so did the flowers all in one big rush. Gone are the white flowers – the snowdrops and wood anemones. Now we have bluebells, yellow buttercups and red campions.
Somerset, and the rest of England, is famous for its bluebells. Looking back the bluebell show was not the best it has been. But my favourite Mendip woods always put on a good display.
This was a bumper year for dandelions. Fields all over Somerset turned bright yellow.
The ever beautiful view from Deerleap across the Somerset Levels towards Glastonbury Tor.
On top of Mendip the Priddy village green was now yellow and green.
Oil Seed Rape
Dandelions may be a weed to some, and oil seed rape my be an eyesore to others. But in the evening light the yellow fields are glorious.
Dawn in Bruton and the yellow buttercups are just opening out for a day below blue skies.
Our road side verges are loosing many of their wild flowers but a patch of red campion near the village of Dulcote has been a target of mine for a few years.
Not all the spring flowers are coloured. The glades of Kings Wood were full of white wild garlic.