For those of you who enjoyed the photos of the poppy fields in the Cotswolds I thought I would post a photo I took last month of a Rapeseed field. There is something new every month in the Cotswolds. Before the rapeseed there was blossom everywhere from the fruit trees and before that there were the magnolias, snowdrops and daffodils. Maybe I should do a month by month pictorial journal of Cotswold Flora with a side order of lovely buildings and scenery! So let’s start with January when we get Hellebores quickly followed by snowdrops, crocuses and aconites. I took this photo of wild snowdrops in the woods ………
In February I spotted daffodils at Lindors Country House which is a retreat centre and hotel in the Forest of Dean and at Prinknash Abbey which is my favourite place in the whole world …….
In March the weather was good and the Magnolias were out early…….
In April the fruit trees were covered in blossom. The apple blossom is in my garden where I have 2 apple trees and 2 pear trees, 1 quince tree and a cherry tree so I get a good variey of blossom! ………
In May the rapeseed fields brightened up the fields high up in the Cotswolds………..
Of course the most beautiful time in the Cotswolds is lambing time. Here are some very happy sheep at hailes Abbey …..
If I could dip my pen and write,
In words of coral, pink and white.
If I could trace in simple line,
The secret of some strange design;
If I could fashion, for a Queen
At tapestry of living green,
It might be possible for me,
To pen a poem that would be,
As lovely as an Apple Tree.
That is so beautiful! Thank you Jeffrey for taking the time to write such a beautiful poem on my blog x
Thnks Mags, I enjoyed taking them!
Fantastic photos, beautiful flowers. 🙂