June Acceleration Part 1: The Yellow and The Gold

In April we freeze-dried, we spent May under a cold shower, and then came June

Spring at last

A visit from young helpers

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and all living things accelerated and sped off. We have been running non-stop trying to catch up with them – not much time for writing here.

So a quick wizz through some June pictures. Part 1: Yellow and Gold.

Basically everything has been golden

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but the pièce de résistance is the Meadow

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Each year it cycles through dominant species in different ways. Right now the Meadow Buttercup holds sway

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Beneath the buttercups the Yellow Rattle has spread further than ever, busy sucking at the grass roots and just starting to flower.

The Laburnum commands the orchard

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and beneath, the tulips

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are being slowly swallowed up

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The golden beech is spreading its branches to catch all available light

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Irises on land

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and water

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where Jessie has to cool off

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She has seen the Yellow Poppies everywhere

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and has decided to have her own clump by her hovel

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