Monday, 7 May 2012
Darling Buds of May Bank Holiday
What did you get up to this May Bank Holiday? Whatever it was I hope it was nice. We didn't go to the beach. We didn't go anywhere. But in a way of consolation, the beach came to us. After all the heavy rain and flooding, the ford along side the road at the mill was covered in shale and little coloured, smooth rounded bits of stone all along the edge.
Piles of driftwood were stacked haphazardly close by and everything looked so much fresher and greener today.
Red Campion , the real native (proper) English bluebells, stitchwort
and wild garlic on the embankment.
Fronds of cow parsley just starting to come into bud and unfurl. There was a little Colt's Foot in full blow.
And blossom on all the trees.
I discovered a little sapling growing in the undergrowth. The leaf on it was reddish bronze coloured.
Not dis-similar to an oak leaf but then it looked quite like a sycamore as well. Any ideas as to what it might be?