May in England means one thing above all else. Frothy white country lanes. Suddenly they erupt with the white umbelifers of cow parsley / Anthriscus sylvestris.
The umbrella-like clusters of white flowers are a familiar sight along the lanes of Cornwall and one of the prettiest is where I live, on the way to Wheal Alice, and in the Cornish breeze it billows from side to side, making photographs somewhat difficult. But on a clear though breezy afternoon following overnight rain that refreshed the green and brightened the white I just had to go out and capture these images.
Cow parsley is attractive to a huge number of creatures, from orange-tip butterflies to marmalade hoverflies, and even rabbits. And there are a lot of bunnies along this lane, especially in the evenings, but fortunately not in my garden.
I am going to join in with Dawn’s Festival of Spring which will last for 10 -12 weeks in celebration of this season.