One of the first native hedgerows to flower is the Blackthorn. There is a lot of it around the Cornish lanes and along with the new Gorse shrubs flowering it looks lovely. This year the blossom seems to have been fleeting. Perhaps that has something to do with the rather warm and dry March weather this year. Or the long wet winter.
If you are wondering how to tell the difference between Blackthorn and Hawthorn (the flowers are very similar) Blackthorn flowers before the leaves and is the first to flower, Hawthorn flowers later (usually May which is why it is also known as May blossom) and already has leaves.
And as a change to the natural photos here is one that has undergone a creative twist. I know, some of you are shouting “enough of the twists!” but they really are quite fun to do, you just don’t know what an image might turn into. It’s a bit like creating your own fireworks!
Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.