“March winds and April showers, bring forth May flowers”.
In the sunshine it is a breathtakingly beautiful scene. You can draw a line from the tops of the ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata), to the trees and shrubs at the field margin, to the distant hills and the horizon. Then go beyond to the light blue scattered light of the Earth’s atmosphere and the very edge of eternity. This
Some more of the beauty that the author Laurie Lee described as ‘the green-haired queen of love’; (Home from Abroad).
Finally I did see a queen Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) at Kingsmead, but was not quick enough to get a photo. So this one was actually photographed on the Cotoneaster horizontalalis outside my house.
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