So after a lovely three years exploring the English countryside my husband’s new job means that we are changing countries again. Next stop California and we are leaving in November. Since I will also have to sell my pc it means that soon there will be a bit of a break of posts until I am reconnected. Thanks to all the Fables and Flora supporters for sharing in my adventures! While I can, here are some California themed flower pics.
Photo 1: California poppy
Photo 2: California Bluebells
Photo 3: Changing from one Red, White and Blue to another
According to folklore the saying “Ne’er cast a cloot til Mey’s oot” conveys a warning not to shed any cloots (clothes) before the summer has fully arrived and the may flowers (hawthorn blossoms) are in full bloom. The Hawthorn is a rather common tree in the English countryside and usually in May it gives a beautiful display of clusters of small flowers. It is therefore also sometimes called the May Tree and the blossom itself has also been called May. The Hawthorn belongs to a large genus of shrubs and trees called Crataegus. There are many species and hybrids and the flower colours include, white, pink and red.
A friend took us on a walk on the South Downs on Friday and it happened to be during poppy season. I found it impossible to capture the feeling of walking through the mass of vivid red blooms – it’s something that really needs to be experienced first hand to be fully appreciated.