In early April we were hit once more by wind and rain, freezing temperatures and hailstones, but shortly before that I managed to get in a circular walk around the lanes and the base of Trencrom Hill. Last time I did this I managed to get stuck in the mud and ended up walking half of the way home barefoot! Fortunately the mild weather in late March helped dry out the muddy tracks.
Here’s how the countryside was looking at the end of March:
Dog Violets smother the Cornish hedges. Sadly these are not the perfumed violets.
It was a hazy day with subdued colours in the distance and horizons blurred; sea and sky undefined. Closer by the wildflowers were easier to spot. Blue and white periwinkle, the creamy-green of Alexanders, white blackthorn and copper-coloured maple leaves. Around the hill the gorse is flowering, its deep coconut scent perfuming the air.
All those glorious colours! And a Morris Minor! We had one when I was growing up. Makes me quite nostalgic seeing one.
The violets are just as sweet without the perfume, especially as getting your nose down so far has its challenges 🙂
So very true! Have to avoid the brambles and the nettles!
The idea of nettles on my nose makes me wince!
Wonderful colours on your ramble, Jude. My dad’s first car was a Morris Minor. Thanks for the memory.
It is a perfect size for the lanes around here!
It’s so green and pretty. I hope the cold weather is gone for good now.
Cold weather has returned – from the east of course – but at least no snow down here! Just reminds us that early spring is related to late winter!
Brrr. We’re in far western Queensland this week and at 8:45 pm it’s still 25°C. Balmy but so dry.
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