Monday, 6 June 2016

Buttercups & May Blossom

Despite the hayfever this is my favourite time of year for the fields where we walk the dogs. The season transforms them from muddy fields where cows plod to summer meadows where the buttercups are calf-high, the May blossom (hawthorn blossom) covers the trees and the cow parsley lines the side of the beck.

Every year I go tissues in hand, sneezing and coughing, whilst the dogs roam and romp, racing through the buttercups getting overheated in the June sun, their tongues lolling and their coats picking up a mass of pollen and plant spores.

So it was this morning when we walked.

I hope you too have been able to enjoy the glorious sunshine we've had this weekend.

Fiona x


  1. What a beautiful walk. The weather has been fantastic. We've spent so much time outdoors recently. Lovely to see those gorgeous furry faces. X

  2. Came across your blog and couldn't resist the name! Like you I adore all the mayweed and blossom too. Lovely pictures.

  3. A joy to look at your photos.. Lovely walk throughout the countryside. Thanks for letting us tag along!

  4. What a beautiful place to take a walk, a wonderful meadow. I am sorry to hear you suffer with hayfever :(. I discovered recently that what I thought was cow parsley actually isn't and that cow parsley is really rare! Cow Parsley has a hairy, purply stem and most of what we have in the countryside is upright hedge parsley!