Friday, 31 May 2013

May Colour

 I noticed the variety of pink and red last night and zoomed in onto the tops of the trees on one side of my garden from a bedroom window 

The countryside is amassed with cow Parsley

and Horse Chestnut 

and May Blossom

and this picture that I found on Facebook is typical
Just a little aside before I sort some pictures from a lovely garden we visited today. If you like Wystera then you will love it


Bernideen said...

All so lovely - takes your breath away!

Annie said...

So beautiful and peaceful to see this, Barbara. We are riveted to our TV watching a live report. Horrible and multiple tornadoes hitting Oklahoma City right now. Several on the ground and they are rain wrapped so hard to see. Disorienting. Sorry. Sort of freaking out. It's overwhelming.

Anonymous said...

Every season is beautiful - isn't it? We can't help but observe and notice the shifting colors. Thanks for your post!

Needled Mom said...

It looks so pretty to see everything in bloom now. It's been long in coming this year.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is a beautiful time of year. What a blessing to have such a beautiful view there from your window. I loved the picture of the country road too. I'll be looking forward to seeing the next batch.

Vee said...

Just as beautiful as can possibly be imagined. Hope that June brings equal delights.

Oh, to be in England
Now that April 's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England—now!

And after April, when May follows,
And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossom'd pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops—at the bent spray's edge—
That 's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children's dower
—Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!

Robert Browning

Lori Zehr said...

Our Cow Parsley is blooming too! I love it! I plan to try to start some in my garden. How pretty! It reminds me of lace!

nikkipolani said...

Summer in the countryside is so relaxing to look at. I like how you've built so much interest in your garden no matter what time of year.

Cathy said...

Someone on Susan Branch's Blog was just talking about Cow Parsley (we call it Queen Anne's Lace in the States) and wondering why it's called COW Parsley? I read that it has a bitter taste to it.