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A Little Late Spring (2021)

Late Spring 2021

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright
Pervasive gorse

Lockdowns can seem endless, can’t they? It’s all too easy to feel that we’ve become stale, repetitive and, therefore, predictable. But nature never ceases and its continuation along the Breamish valley is obvious – especially during late Spring, when so many flowers have become established. The hedgerows, undergrowth and waste areas are teeming with new colours and smells. Just got to get out there.

Let’s see what we can see!

Photo of white wild flower in bud
Budding
Photo of forget-me-not flowers
Forgotten?
Photo of pussy willow catkins
Childhood favourite
Photo of red campion flower
Is it really red?
Photo of white deadnettle flower
Dead or alive?
Close-up photo of white flower, showing centre parts
Six split petals

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

Rachel Carson
red smiley face icon

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