Thursday, June 04, 2015

An Early Summers Day

Oh my! What a gorgeous day it is today. We've reached temperatures in the early 20's (that's Celsius) and England seems to be flourishing. After the girls lessons today I pulled on my walking shoes and headed out for a little countryside walk.

There are wildflowers EVERYWHERE! I'm thinking that tomorrow our nature study time is going to have to be on wildflowers. The last time we did a wildflower study was in 2013 - where does the time go?

White Clover

Red Clover and Buttercups

Swathes of Cow Parsley

Fields and Fields of Buttercups

Oh that yellow! Makes me want to scoop it up and bottle it forever.

Wild Daisy's - I couldn't resist picking a small bunch for my mantle.

The Dog Roses are prolific at the moment. Think of all those rosehips in autumn.

Early June seems to be Yellow Flag  Iris season. What a display this year.

Now doesn't this buttercup field remind you of Little House on the Prairie?
Do you know - I don't think there is one season that I don't like. Each one has so much to offer, such variety. Each wears it's own unique cloak . As I walked along the way listening to the birds-song and  veering off the main path every-so-often to explore little-visited alcoves, I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed with emotion at God's beauty that surrounded me. I love England, I love my home and I love this beautiful world that the Creator has blessed us with.

Blessings to you all on this beautiful Thursday...

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  1. It is lovely to appreciate the different things that each season brings isn't it. You certainly saw a lot of different flowers didn't you. xx

  2. Lovely photos and post. I used to say that Spring was my favourite season. I guess it still is slightly but as I've got older and with having children I've got better at appreciating all the different seasons and the sights, smells, sounds, tastes etc. that makes them special

  3. Your last paragraph encompasses the same feelings I have for the seasons, each one brings something beautiful to encounter. You have certainly captured the essence of the season in your photos.

  4. To everything there is a season (I must admit though I can leave really hot summers behind, 40 degrees plus - yuk!) The wildflowers look amazing.

  5. Your photos are beautiful! Hugs,

  6. I enjoyed taking a walk with you, Shirley. What a lovely meadow.

  7. Lovely photos my friend - I love the warmth of the summer sun. Happy weekend to you xx

  8. I think every season has its merit but Spring time is absolutely my favourite. I love all the fresh growth and the wild flowers at this time of the year are beautiful. xx

  9. Hi Shirley,

    I definitely enjoyed today's wildflower study. :) Such beautiful scenery and flowers, and I love all the images of the English countryside. I'm so hoping that my husband and I can go back for another visit someday. Here in North Carolina, we have the wild daisies, the buttercups (love them), the white and red clovers, but I'm not sure if I've seen Dog Roses or Yellow Flag Iris. Perhaps they're known by a different name here.

    How neat that you mentioned Little House on the Prairie! I didn't realize people in other countries watched that. My sister and I loved those books when we were growing up, and our family used to watch the TV series every week. They're stories with timeless messages and appeal, I think. I, too, love all the seasons of the year -- there is beauty to be found in each one. I hope you have a great weekend!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  10. How wonderful! Love love love.


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