The Spring bulbs are now dying back to rest till next year. It is that in between period where the more colour packed flowers of late Spring have yet to make their appearance. The greens are loosing the fresh green shine and the woods are getting darker as the leaf cover thickens.
There are still one or two spots in our Big Wood where the Bluebells still flourish but even they are now past their best.
Elsewhere in the woods, around the Lake and in the garden there are signs of new life. Canada Geese Goslings are now in the extended family groups. Ferns, Rushes Wigelia, Camassia Pin Head Daisies, Euphorbia, Marsh Marigolds, and even the humble Cow Parsley are saying hello and the Ceonathus is just a mass of Blue….but the humble Dandelion is now just seed
The evenings are now extending and it is fun to be out and about, maybe fishing or just lazing waiting for dusk to fall….
The end to a perfect day……
(C) David Oakes 2017