In April we freeze-dried, we spent May under a cold shower, and then came June
A visit from young helpers
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
but the pièce de résistance is the Meadow
Each year it cycles through dominant species in different ways. Right now the Meadow Buttercup holds sway
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
and beneath, the tulips
are being slowly swallowed up
The golden beech is spreading its branches to catch all available light
Irises on land
where Jessie has to cool off
She has seen the Yellow Poppies everywhere
and has decided to have her own clump by her hovel